Referral Procedures and Early Intervention Screening
(1)This applies to all referrals including infants and toddlers under the age of three who are the subjects of a substantiated case of child abuse or neglect, or who are identified as directly affected by illegal drug abuse or withdrawal symptoms from prenatal drug exposure.
(2)Primary referral sources may include: hospitals including prenatal facilities, physicians, parents, child care programs, tribal government, LEAs and schools, public health facilities, other public health or social service agencies, other clinics or health care providers, public agencies and staff in the child welfare system, homeless family shelters, and domestic violence shelters and agencies.
(4)Prior Written Notice for EI
(a)Prior written notice must be provided to parents a reasonable time before the Early Intervention Program proposes, or refuses, to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or placement of their infant or toddler, or the provision of early intervention services to the infant or toddler with a disability and that infant or toddler’s family
(b)The notice must be sufficient in detail to inform the parents about-
(A)The action that is being proposed or refused;
(B)The reasons for taking the action.
(c)The notice must be-
(A)Written in language understandable to the general public; and
(B)Provided in the native language of the parent or other mode of communication used by the parent, unless it is clearly not feasible to do so.
Rule 581-015-2774 — Referral Procedures and Early Intervention Screening,