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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
1/18/2022

12VAC35-225-330. Early intervention records.

A. The local lead agency shall maintain a central early intervention record for each child referred to the local early intervention system. The central early intervention record must include the following:

1. Accurate demographic and referral information;

2. Signed releases and consents;

3. Other completed procedural safeguards forms;

4. A completed and signed initial early intervention service coordination plan if the child has Medicaid or FAMIS;

5. Assessment reports;

6. Medical reports;

7. All other documentation collected during eligibility determination and IFSP development, including reports from previous outside screenings and assessments;

8. Completed eligibility determination forms;

9. All IFSPs developed, including documentation of periodic reviews;

10. Contact logs or contact notes submitted by providers, including service coordinators;

11. Copies of all correspondence to and from the local lead agency or its providers with or on behalf of the family;

12. Court orders related to service provision, custody issues, or parental rights;

13. Documentation of the family's ability to pay, unless it is kept in a separate financial file; and

14. Record access log listings of any individual, except parents and authorized employees, obtaining access to the early intervention record, including the individual's name, date of access, and purpose of access.

B. Each early intervention service provider shall maintain a clinical working file that must include, at a minimum:

1. A copy of the IFSP, including annual and periodic reviews,

2. Contact notes, and

3. Any completed screening or assessment protocols if not housed in the early intervention record.

C. Early intervention service providers working in the provider agency where the central early intervention record is housed shall have the option to maintain the items listed in this section in the central early intervention record instead of in a separate clinical or working file.

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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