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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 225. Requirements for Virginia Early Intervention System

12VAC35-225-160. Physician certification.

A. Physician certification shall be required regarding the medical necessity for services if the child (i) is covered by public health insurance (Medicaid, FAMIS, or TRICARE) or by private health insurance that requires such certification and (ii) will receive services that can be reimbursed under that insurance plan. Certification shall be obtained at the initial and annual IFSP and any time a service is added or the frequency of a service is changed through a periodic IFSP review.

B. The service coordinator shall obtain a written certification of medical necessity from a physician (or physician assistant or nurse practitioner). A written certification requires:

1. A signature on the IFSP;

2. A signed letter referencing the IFSP; or

3. A completed and signed IFSP summary letter.

C. The service coordinator shall ensure that the certification required by this section certifies the IFSP as a whole. Early intervention service providers shall not be permitted to seek physician certification for individual services.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-5304 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff. February 27, 2016.

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