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D-Program and Service Components of a Statewide System of
Early Intervention Services
(2) The lead agency, with the advice and assistance of the Council, shall be responsible for implementing the child find system.
(b) Procedures. The child find system must include the policies and procedures that the State will follow to ensure that--
(2) An effective method is developed and implemented to determine which children are receiving needed early intervention services.
(ii) Maternal and Child Health program under title V of the Social Security Act;
(iii) Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program under title XIX of the Social Security Act;
(iv) Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act;
(v) Head Start Act; and
(vi) Supplemental Security Income program under title XVI of the Social Security Act.
(2) The lead agency, with the advice and assistance of the Council, shall take steps to ensure that--
(ii) The State will make use of the resources available through each public agency in the State to implement the child find system in an effective manner.
(d) Referral procedures.
(ii) As appropriate, the provision of services, in accordance with Sec. 303.342(a) or Sec. 303.345.
(2) The procedures required in paragraph (b)(1) of this section must--
(ii) Ensure that referrals are made no more than two working days after a child has been identified; and
(iii) Include procedures for determining the extent to which primary referral sources, especially hospitals and physicians, disseminate the information, as described in Sec. 303.320, prepared by the lead agency on the availability of early intervention services to parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities.
(3) As used in paragraph (d)(1) of this section, primary referral sources includes--
(iv) Day care programs;
(v) Local educational agencies;
(vi) Public health facilities;
(vii) Other social service agencies; and
(viii) Other health care providers.
(e) Timelines for public agencies to act on referrals.
(2) Within 45 days after it receives a referral, the public agency shall--
(ii) Hold an IFSP meeting, in accordance with Sec. 303.342.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820-0550)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1432(4)(E)(vii), 1435(a)(5))
Note: In developing the child find system under this part, States should consider
(2) other activities that are being conducted by various agencies or organizations in the State.
[58 FR 40959, July 30, 1993, as amended at 63 FR 18295, Apr. 14, 1998]
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