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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 191. State Plan for the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program

12VAC5-191-210. Scope and content of the Child Development Services Program.

A. Mission. The Child Development Services Program promotes the optimal physical, language, cognitive, social, learning, self-help, behavioral, and emotional development and well-being of children.

B. Scope of services. The child development clinics provide pediatric services in the specialty area of developmental and behavioral pediatrics. This health care field specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental and psychosocial aspects of pediatric health care including developmental disorders and emotional, behavioral, and psychosomatic problems.

Services offered at each clinic location may vary according to the needs of the community, expertise of the professional staff, and the overall goals and objectives for the current program.

The Child Development Services network provides the following direct health care services and enabling services:

1. Interdisciplinary evaluations that may include a pediatric medical examination, nurse evaluation, psychosocial history, psychological assessment, and educational evaluation.

2. Treatment planning that may include the evaluation team developing a written report that integrates their findings, establishes diagnoses, and formulates recommendations for each client.

3. Care coordination.

4. Consultation.

5. Screenings for early identification of persons with developmental disorders.

6. Screening services to assist other agencies in their program implementation as may be described in a contract or memorandum of agreement.

7. Information and referral.

8. Intervention services that may include medical, psychosocial, educational, or interdisciplinary treatment services.

9. Training and technical assistance for community providers.

C. Criteria to receive services from Child Development Services. Children and youth are eligible to receive services from Child Development Services if they are:

1. Residents of the Commonwealth.

2. Between the ages of birth and their twenty-first birthday.

3. Suspected to have or diagnosed with developmental, emotional or behavioral disorder or presence of severe or multiple risk factors for these conditions.

No financial eligibility criteria are required for clients to receive the enabling services. However, clients who meet the above criteria must also meet the financial requirements to receive direct health care services based on a sliding scale charge schedule. The amount of the required charge shall be in accordance with the State Board of Health Regulations Governing Eligibility Standards and Charges for Medical Care Services to Individuals, 12VAC5-200.

D. Goals. The Title V national performance measures, as required by the federal Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA-Pub. L. 103-62), are used to establish the program goals. The following goals shall change as needed to be consistent with the Title V national performance measures:

1. Children who are at greatest risk for developmental, emotional and behavioral disorders and in need of related services will receive early screening, diagnosis, and assistance in finding and accessing needed services.

2. Other state and local agencies will receive assistance in providing effective coordinated services for persons with special health care needs.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-77 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 7, eff. January 24, 2014.

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