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IFSP Tutorial - Evaluation and Assessment
Legal Requirements for Evaluation and Assessment:
Essential Content for Legal Requirements
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What are the timelines for completing evaluation and assessment?
Evaluation & Assessment, Federal Regulations [Sec. 303.322 (e)]
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (e)(2) of this section, the evaluation
and initial assessment of each child (including the family assessment) must
be completed within the 45-day time period required in Sec. 303.321(e) (comprehensive
child find procedures).
Evaluation & Assessment, Maryland Regulations [COMAR 13A.13.01.06]
A. Each local lead agency shall develop written policies and procedures consistent with the federal regulations (34 CFR §303.322, evaluation and assessment) to provide a timely, comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation of each child, birth through 2 years old, referred for evaluation, including assessment activities related to the child and the child's family within 45 days of receipt of referral, except as provided under the federal regulations (34 CFR §303.322 e, exceptions to the 45 day timeline)