Information obtained by a CFC is considered confidential under the FERPA and security must be maintained as described under the HIPAA.
Primary referral sources identified in 89 Sec., Admin Code 500.25(b) are required by federal rule, 34 CFR §303.303, to make referrals to the EI System as defined in 89 Sec., Admin. Code 500.25a(4) no more than five (5) working days after a potentially-eligible child is identified. When contacted by the CFC, families have the option to decline services.
Primary referral sources include but are not limited to:
The only exceptions to the 45-day time frame are:
If the child is homeless and the family cannot provide an address, accept the referral and refer to the Cornerstone Reference Manual for instructions on how to enter the referral.
The Cornerstone Reference Manual is also accessible at: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=75699
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