Early Intervention Program Memorandum 2005-02

Standards and Procedures for Evaluations, Evaluation Reimbursement, and Eligibility Requirements and Determination Under the Early Intervention Program

To:Early Intervention Officials
Providers of Early Intervention Services
Families
Other Interested Parties
From:Bureau of Early Intervention
Date:June 2005
Subject:Standards and Procedures for Evaluations, Evaluation Reimbursement, and Eligibility Requirements and Determinations Under the Early Intervention Program

The purpose of this guidance is to review procedures for referral to the Early Intervention Program (EIP); clarify requirements, procedures, and reimbursement for conducting multidisciplinary evaluations; and, clarify procedures and requirements for determining children's eligibility and ongoing eligibility for the EIP. Consistent use of these requirements statewide is important to ensure that evaluations are appropriately performed, and eligibility is appropriately established and documented, for all children and families participating in the EIP. This document reviews procedures for:

  • referrals to the EIP;
  • multidisciplinary evaluations and State regulations pertaining to the responsibilities of evaluators;
  • evaluation reports and documentation requirements;
  • use of EIP rates for payment of evaluators for performance of screenings and evaluations for children referred to and enrolled in the EIP;
  • statutory and regulatory requirements for EIP eligibility;
  • strategies for children found to be typically developing after evaluation;
  • monitoring child and family progress; and,
  • procedures and criteria to determine ongoing eligibility for the EIP.

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