(a) General. Each lead agency is responsible for establishing State policies related to how services to children eligible under this part and their families will be paid for under the State's early intervention program. The policies must—
(1) Meet the requirements in paragraph (b) of this section; and
(2) Be reflected in the interagency agreements required in § 303.523.
(b) Specific funding policies. A State's policies must—
(1) Specify which functions and services will be provided at no cost to all parents;
(2) Specify which functions or services, if any, will be subject to a system of payments, and include—
(i) Information about the payment system and schedule of sliding fees that will be used; and
(ii) The basis and amount of payments; and
(3) Include an assurance that—
(i) Fees will not be charged for the services that a child is otherwise entitled to receive at no cost to parents; and
(ii) The inability of the parents of an eligible child to pay for services will not result in the denial of services to the child or the child's family; and
(4) Set out any fees that will be charged for early intervention services and the basis for those fees.
(c) Procedures to ensure the timely provision of services. No later than the beginning of the fifth year of a State's participation under this part, the State shall implement a mechanism to ensure that no services that a child is entitled to receive are delayed or denied because of disputes between agencies regarding financial or other responsibilities.
(d) Proceeds from public or private insurance.(1) Proceeds from public or private insurance are not treated as program income for purposes of 34 CFR 80.25.
(2) If a public agency spends reimbursements from Federal funds (e.g., Medicaid) for services under this part, those funds are not considered State or local funds for purposes of the provisions contained in § 303.124.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1432(4)(B), 1435(a)(10))
[58 FR 40959, July 30, 1993, as amended at 64 FR 12536, Mar. 12, 1999]
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