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Post-Referral Procedures

• New §303.310 (proposed §303.320(e)(1)) requires that,

within 45 days after the lead agency or early intervention service (EIS) provider receives a referral of a child, the screening (if applicable), initial evaluation, initial assessments (of the child and family), and the initial IFSP meeting for that child must be completed (45-day timeline).

• New §303.310(b)(2) adds an exception to the 45-day

timeline if the parent has not provided consent to the initial screening, evaluation, or assessment of the child, despite documented, repeated attempts to obtain

parental consent. Revised §303.310(c) (proposed

§303.320(e)(2)) requires the lead agency to ensure

completion of the initial evaluation, assessments, and IFSP meeting as soon as possible after parental consent is provided.

• Revised §303.320 (proposed §303.303) requires the lead

agency to provide notice to parents of its intent to screen and clarifies that, at any time during the screening process, a parent may request an evaluation.

• Revised §303.321(a)(2)(i) (proposed §303.320)

clarifies that (1) the term initial evaluation refers