Section 69-4.2 - Early intervention official's or public health officer's role in the Child Find System

69-4.2 Early intervention official's or public health officer's role in the Child Find System.

(a) The early intervention official shall:

(1) make all reasonable efforts to identify and locate eligible children within their municipality;

(2) coordinate efforts to identify, locate and track children conducted by other agencies responsible for services to infants and toddlers and their families;

(3) provide for identification, tracking and screening of children at risk of developmental delay, using available resources and such other resources as the Commissioner shall commit to this purpose.

(i) The municipality shall designate either the early intervention official or the public health officer to receive all early intervention referrals. If the Public Health Officer is designated to receive referrals, and is not the early intervention official, he or she shall promptly transmit the referral of children suspected of having a developmental delay to the early intervention official.

(b) If a child is referred to the early intervention program fewer than 45 days before the child’s third birthday and is potentially eligible for services under section 4410 of the Education Law, the early intervention official, with parental consent, shall refer the child to the committee on preschool special education (CPSE) of the local school district in which the child resides and, is not required to conduct an evaluation, assessment, or initial IFSP meeting for the child.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Doc Status: 
Complete
Statutory Authority: 
Public Health Law Section 2559-b