1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 25: Maternal and Child Health
  5. Title 2-A: Early Intervention Program For Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities and Their Families

Section 2552 Responsibility of municipality

Public Health (PBH)

1. Each municipality shall be responsible for ensuring that the early intervention services contained in an IFSP are provided to eligible children and their families who reside in such municipality. A municipality may monitor, which may include site visitation, evaluators and providers of such services within the municipality in accordance with this title and regulations promulgated hereunder, including making the determinations specified in this section. The service coordinator shall report, in a manner and format as determined by the municipality, on the delivery of services to an eligible child in accordance with the eligible child's IFSP. A municipality may request that the parent select a new service coordinator or require that the service coordinator select a new provider of services if the municipality finds that the service coordinator has not been performing his or her responsibilities as required by this title or that services have not been provided in accordance with the eligible child's IFSP. If the early intervention official determines that the evaluator has not followed the requirements in this title or regulations promulgated hereunder, the early intervention official may require that the evaluator immediately submit additional documentation to support the eligibility determination. If the evaluator does not provide the requested documentation, or the documentation provided continues to be inconsistent with the requirements of this title or regulations, the early intervention official can require that the parent select another evaluator to conduct a multidisciplinary evaluation to determine whether the child meets eligibility for program services.

  2. The early intervention official shall require an eligible child's parent to furnish the parents' and eligible child's social security numbers for the purpose of the department's and municipality's administration of the program.