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Definitions.

"Administrative indirect" means indirect costs such as, general management compensation, joint facility costs, contract administration, fiscal services, and general office supplies that are not allocated to direct services for infants, toddlers and their families.
"Department" means the department of early learning, the Washington state lead agency designated by the governor to receive state and federal funds to administer the early support for infants and toddlers (ESIT) program. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordination of all funding and oversight of state and federal funding allocated to implement early intervention services.
"Department-approved clarification memos" means the ESIT program published guides and policy memos signed by the ESIT administrator and posted on the agency web site.
"Early intervention services (EIS)" means developmental services that include:
(a) Assistive technology devices and services;
(b) Audiology services;
(c) Family training, counseling and home visits;
(d) Health services;
(e) Medical services;
(f) Nursing services;
(g) Nutrition services;
(h) Occupational therapy;
(i) Physical therapy;
(j) Psychological services;
(k) Service coordination;
(l) Signed language and cued language;
(m) Social work services;
(n) Special instruction;
(o) Speech-language pathology;
(p) Transportation and related costs; and
(q) Vision services.
"Early support for infants and toddlers (ESIT) program" means the statewide program within the department of early learning that administers all components of the birth to three early intervention system for eligible infants, toddlers and their families.
"EIS provider" means any ESIT-approved organization, public, private, tribal or nonprofit entity, school district, or an individual that provides EIS, whether or not the entity or individual receives funding from the ESIT program.
"Local agreement" means any written agreement required to implement ESIT services.
"Natural environments" means settings that are natural or typical for a same-aged infant or toddler without a disability, including the home or community settings.
"Office of superintendent of public instruction" means the state educational agency responsible for the supervision of public elementary schools and secondary schools, including the implementation of Part B.
"Part B" means special education of children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, as amended, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1431-1444.
"Part C" means the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, as amended, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1431-1444 and 34 C.F.R. Part 303.
"Policies and procedures" means ESIT's federally approved policies and procedures for implementing EIS.
"Potential eligibility" means, based on existing assessment, evaluation, and the team's clinical understanding of the child's developmental status, the child is determined to be potentially eligible for services under Part B prior to the Part B required eligibility evaluation.
"School district" means a local educational agency administering elementary and secondary schools.
"System of payments and fees" means the federally required ESIT policy on families' financial contribution to their child's services.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-400-0030, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.020 (2)(f). WSR 16-24-059, § 170-400-0030, filed 12/2/16, effective 1/2/17.]
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