§ 4226.26. Tracking system.

 (a)  The county MH/MR program shall develop a system for tracking at-risk children.

 (b)  The tracking system shall include the following:

   (1)  Procedures for contacting the at-risk child and family by telephone, in writing or through a face-to-face meeting at least once every 3 months after the child is referred to the tracking system, unless an MDE conducted in accordance with §  4226.61 (relating to MDE) recommends and the parent agrees to more frequent contact. The parent may also request less frequent contact and may request no further contact.

   (2)  The use of a standardized developmental checklist as approved by the Department to review the child’s development to determine the need for one of the following:

     (i)   Further tracking.

     (ii)   Further evaluation or reevaluation for eligibility for early intervention services.

 (c)  The county MH/MR program shall maintain written documentation of all contacts made through the tracking system in the child’s record.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  4226.25 (relating to at-risk children); 55 Pa. Code §  4226.92 (relating to parental consent); and 55 Pa. Code §  4226.93 (relating to parental right to decline service).



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