IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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referral to the Part C program, establishing this separate timeline is unnecessary because the Department has adopted a 45-day timeline that runs from the date of referral, not the date parental consent is obtained.
Changes: We have redesignated proposed §303.320(e) as new
§303.310(a) and revised it to require that, within 45 days
after the lead agency or EIS provider receives a referral, the screening (if the State has adopted a policy and elects, and the parent consents, to conduct a screening of a child), initial evaluation, initial assessments, and initial IFSP meeting must be conducted. We have deleted
the language from proposed §303.320(e)(1)(ii) regarding the
lead agency obtaining parental consent as soon as possible
after receiving the child’s referral.
We have clarified in §303.310(a) that the 45-day
timeline applies to the screening conducted under new
§303.320, if applicable; initial evaluation (described in
new §303.321(a)(2)(i) as the child’s evaluation to
determine his or her initial eligibility under this part), initial assessments of the child and family under
§303.321(a)(2)(ii); and initial IFSP meeting under
We also have added new §303.310(b) to identify two
limited exceptions to the 45-day timeline. These