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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : Appendix D: Texas Health Steps Statutory State Requirements : 3.4 Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Referrals

All health-care professionals are required by federal and state regulations to refer children who are birth through 35 months of age to the Texas ECI Program within two business days of identifying a disability or suspected delay in development.
Referrals can be based on professional judgment or a family’s concern. A medical diagnosis or a confirmed developmental delay is not required for referrals.
To refer families for services, providers can call their local ECI program, or they can call the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Inquiry Line at 1-800-628-5115.
For additional ECI information, providers can visit the DARS website at Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the TDD/TTY Line at 1-866-581-9328.

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