TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER e: EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
PART 500 EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM
SECTION 500.165 WRITTEN PRIOR NOTICE
Section 500.165 Written Prior Notice
Written prior notice must be given to the parents of a child eligible under this Part a reasonable time before a participating agency proposes, or refuses, to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or placement of the child, or the provision of appropriate early intervention services to the child and the child's family.
b) Content of Notice
The notice must be in sufficient detail to inform the parents about:
1) The action that is being proposed or refused;
2) The reasons for taking the action;
3) All procedural safeguards that are available under this Part; and
4) The State complaint procedure under Section 500.170, including a description of how to file a complaint and the timelines under those procedures.
c) Native language
1) The notice must be written in language understandable to the general public and provided in the native language of the parents, unless it is clearly not feasible to do so.
2) If the native language or other mode of communication of the parent is not a written language, the public agency, or designated service provider, shall take steps to ensure that:
A) the notice is translated orally or by other means to the parent in the parent's native language or other mode of communication;
B) the parent understands the notice; and
C) there is written evidence that the requirements of this subsection (c)(2) have been met.
3) If a parent is deaf or blind, or has no written language, the mode of communication must be that normally used by the parent (such as sign language, Braille, oral communication or other mode of communication as determined through consultation with the parent).