Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Rule Review Plan

In accordance with ยง2001.039 of the Texas Government Code, the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is serving notice of its intent to review rules under 40 TAC Chapter 108, concerning Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services.

The rule review will be conducted in several phases and individual notices of intent to review all rules under each subchapter will be published in the Rule Review section of the Texas Register. Review of the rules under each subchapter listed in this plan will determine whether the reason for adoption of the rules continues to exist. During the review process, DARS may also determine that a rule may need to be amended to refine the directives and goals of DARS, or that no changes to a rule as currently in effect are necessary or that rule is no longer valid or applicable. Readopted rules will be noted in the Texas Register Rule Review section without publication of the text. Any proposed amendments or repeal of a rule or subchapter because of the review will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for an additional 30-day public comment period prior to final adoption or repeal.

DARS will begin the review of rules within each of the following subchapters in January 2013 and conclude no later than December 2014.

Review Period: January 2013 - August 2013

Subchapter H. Eligibility
Subchapter I. Evaluation and Assessment
Subchapter M. Child and Family Outcomes
Subchapter O. Public Outreach
Subchapter P. Contract Requirements

Review Period: September 2013 - December 2014

Subchapter A. General Rules
Subchapter B. Procedural Safeguards and Due Process Procedures
Subchapter C. Staff Qualifications
Subchapter D. Case Management for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities
Subchapter E. Specialized Skills Training
Subchapter G. Referral, Pre-Enrollment, and Developmental Screening
Subchapter J. Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Subchapter K. Service Delivery
Subchapter L. Transition
Subchapter N. System of Fees