§ 2540 Establishment of early intervention program
§ 2541 Definitions
§ 2542 Comprehensive child find system and public awareness program
§ 2543 Service coordinators
§ 2544 Screening and evaluations
§ 2545 Individualized family services plans (“IFSP”)
§ 2546 Interim services
§ 2547 Respite services
§ 2547-A Day care support services
§ 2548 Transition plan
§ 2549 Due process
§ 2550 Responsibilities of lead agency
§ 2551 Coordinated standards and procedures
§ 2552 Responsibility of municipality
§ 2553 Early intervention coordinating council
§ 2554 Local early intervention coordinating councils
§ 2556 Administrative costs
§ 2557 Financial responsibility and reimbursement
§ 2558 Responsibility for certain temporary-resident infants and toddlers with disabilities
§ 2559 Medical assistance program payments
§ 2559-A Transportation
§ 2559-B Regulations

Terms Used In New York Laws > Public Health > Article 25 > Title 2-A - Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities and Their Families

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • approved: as used in this title shall mean a provider who is approved by the department in accordance with department regulations and has entered into an agreement with the department for the provision of evaluations, service coordination or early intervention services. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2550
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Children at risk: means children who may experience a disability because of medical, biological or environmental factors which may produce developmental delay, as determined by the commissioner through regulation. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Coordinated standards and procedures: means standards and procedures developed by state early intervention service agencies pursuant to section twenty-five hundred fifty-one of this title. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: means the early intervention coordinating council established under section twenty-five hundred fifty-three of this title. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Developmental delay: means that a child has not attained developmental milestones expected for the child's chronological age, as measured by qualified professionals using appropriate diagnostic instruments and/or procedures and informed clinical opinion, in one or more of the following areas of development: cognitive, physical, communication, social or emotional, or adaptive. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Disability: means :
    (a) a developmental delay; or
    (b) a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay, such as Down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities, sensory impairments, inborn errors of metabolism or fetal alcohol syndrome. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Early intervention official: means an appropriate municipal official designated by the chief executive officer of a municipality and an appropriate designee of such official. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Early intervention services: means developmental services that:
    (a) are provided under public supervision;
    (b) are selected in collaboration with the parents;
    (c) are designed to meet a child's developmental needs in any one or more of the following areas:
    (i) physical development, including vision and hearing,
    (ii) cognitive development,
    (iii) communication development,
    (iv) social or emotional development, or
    (v) adaptive development;
    (d) meet the coordinated standards and procedures;
    (e) are provided by qualified personnel;
    (f) are provided in conformity with an IFSP;
    (g) are, to the maximum extent appropriate, provided in natural environments, including the home and community settings where children without disabilities would participate;
    (h) include, as appropriate:
    (i) family training, counseling, home visits and parent support groups,
    (ii) special instruction,
    (iii) speech pathology and audiology,
    (iv) occupational therapy,
    (v) physical therapy,
    (vi) psychological services,
    (vii) case management services, hereafter referred to as service coordination services,
    (viii) medical services for diagnostic or evaluation purposes, subject to reasonable prior approval requirements for exceptionally expensive services, as prescribed by the commissioner,
    (ix) early identification, screening, and assessment services,
    (x) health services necessary to enable the infant or toddler to benefit from the other early intervention services,
    (xi) nursing services,
    (xii) nutrition services,
    (xiii) social work services,
    (xiv) vision services,
    (xv) assistive technology devices and assistive technology services,
    (xvi) transportation and related costs that are necessary to enable a child and the child's family to receive early intervention services, and
    (xvii) other appropriate services approved by the commissioner. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Eligible child: means an infant or toddler from birth through age two who has a disability; provided, however, that any toddler with a disability who has been determined to be eligible for program services under section forty-four hundred ten of the education law and:
    (i) who turns three years of age on or before the thirty-first day of August shall, if requested by the parent, be eligible to receive early intervention services contained in an IFSP until the first day of September of that calendar year; or
    (ii) who turns three years of age on or after the first day of September shall, if requested by the parent and if already receiving services pursuant to this title, be eligible to continue receiving such services until the second day of January of the following calendar year. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evaluation: means a multidisciplinary professional, objective assessment conducted by appropriately qualified personnel and conducted pursuant to section twenty-five hundred forty-four of this title to determine a child's eligibility under this title. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Evaluator: means a team of two or more professionals approved pursuant to section twenty-five hundred fifty-one of this title to conduct screenings and evaluations. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • IFSP: means the individualized family service plan adopted in accordance with section twenty-five hundred forty-five of this title. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lead agency: means the department of health, the public agency responsible for the administration of the early intervention system in collaboration with the state early intervention service agencies. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Municipality: means a county outside the city of New York or the city of New York in the case of a county contained within the city of New York. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Parent: means parent or person in parental relation to the child. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Qualified personnel: means :
    (a) persons holding a state approved or recognized certificate, license or registration in one of the following fields:
    (i) special education teachers;
    (ii) speech and language pathologists and audiologists;
    (iii) occupational therapists;
    (iv) physical therapists;
    (v) social workers;
    (vi) nurses;
    (vii) dieticians or nutritionists;
    (viii) other persons designated by the commissioner who meet requirements that apply to the area in which the person is providing early intervention services, where not in conflict with existing professional licensing, certification and/or registration requirements. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Service coordinator: means a person who:
    (a) meets the qualifications established in federal law and regulation and demonstrates knowledge and understanding of:
    (i) infants and toddlers who may be eligible for services under this title;
    (ii) principles of family-centered services;
    (iii) part H of the federal individuals with disabilities education act and its corresponding regulations;
    (iv) the nature and scope of services available under this title; and
    (v) the requirements for authorizing and paying for such services and other pertinent information;
    (b) is responsible for:
    (i) assisting eligible children and their families in gaining access to services listed on the IFSP;
    (ii) coordinating early intervention services with other services such as medical and health services provided to the child;
    (iii) coordinating the performance of evaluations and assessments;
    (iv) participating in the development, monitoring and evaluation of the IFSP;
    (v) assisting the parent in identifying available service providers;
    (vi) coordinating service delivery;
    (vii) informing the family of advocacy services;
    (viii) where appropriate, facilitating the transition of the child to other appropriate services; and
    (ix) assisting in resolving any disputes which may arise between the family and service providers, as necessary and appropriate; and
    (c) meets such other standards as are specified pursuant to section twenty-five hundred fifty-one of this title. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State early intervention service agencies: means the departments of health, education and social services and the offices of mental health and alcoholism and substance abuse services and the office for people with developmental disabilities. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Year: shall mean the twelve-month period commencing July first unless otherwise specified. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2541