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Authority: 2 CCR 503-1 Section 16.930 Service Coordination [Eff. 9/1/11]
A. A Community Centered Board shall provide service coordination for each infant and toddler from the date of the referral through transition at three (3) years of age or exit from Early Intervention Services, or a determination of ineligibility, whichever occurs first.
B. A service coordinator shall:
1. Meet personnel standards as defined by the Department and those of the hiring agency;
2. Complete the following:
a. Required service coordination online orientation training modules within one (1) month of employment as a service coordinator;
b. All introductory training required by the Department on the service coordination core competency requirements and the development and implementation of an Individualized Family Service Plan within one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days of employment as a service coordinator; and,
c. Document all completed training in the Early Intervention Provider Database.
3. Ensure a parent is informed of his or her rights and how to exercise them as defined in Section 16.980;
4. Ensure that required information for each child referred for Early Intervention Services is provided for entry into the statewide database in accordance with reporting requirements of the Department;
5. Coordinate with local education agencies the performance of a child's evaluation and assessment and ensure compliance with all parts of the requirements of Section 16.920;
6. Facilitate and participate in the meeting to develop the initial Individualized Family Service Plan;
7. Ensure Early Intervention Services authorized in an Individualized Family Service Plan are initiated within twenty-eight (28) calendar days of written parent consent for early intervention services;
8. Ensure that a parent is informed of the coordinated system of payment funding hierarchy and ensure appropriate use of all available funding for Early Intervention Services;
9. Ensure that a parent has been given reasonable choice in the selection of available and qualified personnel to provide the Early Intervention Services documented in the Individualized Family Service Plan;
10. Coordinate and monitor the delivery of Early Intervention Services;
11. Review the Individualized Family Service Plan at least once every six (6) months, and update as needed;
12. Facilitate and participate in the meeting to develop an annual Individualized Family Service Plan;
13. Inform a parent of available advocacy services;
14. Coordinate with health providers and other community resources, as appropriate;
15. Facilitate development of a transition plan for a toddler approaching three (3) years of age; and,
16. Assist a parent with dispute resolution regarding Early Intervention Services, if needed.