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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

12VAC35-225-530. Lead agency monitoring and supervision.

A. The department shall monitor implementation of and enforce the requirements under Part C, make determinations annually about the performance of each local early intervention system, and report annually to the public on the performance of Virginia and of each local early intervention system within 120 days of submitting Virginia's annual performance report to the U.S. Department of Education.

B. The primary focus of monitoring activities shall be on improving early intervention results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities and their families and ensuring that local early intervention systems meet the requirements under Part C.

C. The department shall use quantifiable indicators and, as needed, qualitative indicators to measure performance in providing early intervention services in natural environments, child find, effective monitoring, the use of mediation, and transition services.

D. The local lead agency and early intervention service providers shall cooperate fully with the department and shall provide all information requested by the department or its designee to monitor local performance and compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.

E. The department shall ensure that when it identifies noncompliance, the noncompliance is corrected as soon as possible and in no case later than one year after the noncompliance was identified.

F. If a local early intervention system is determined to need assistance for two or more consecutive years, need intervention, or need substantial intervention in meeting the requirements under Part C, or if the local early intervention system fails to correct noncompliance within one year of identification, then the department shall enforce the requirements under Part C using one or more enforcement actions that may include the following:

1. Technical assistance;

2. Imposing conditions on the local early intervention system's funding;

3. Requiring the development and implementation of an improvement plan; or

4. Withholding funds in whole or in part.

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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