Department of Health Takes Comments on Babies Can’t Wait Program

| February 24, 2014

Department-of-Health-LogoATLANTA, GA – The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system.  As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA) Part C section 34 CFR §§303.110-303.113, “the State must publish its Part C application or policy in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the State at least 60-days prior to the date on which the application or policy is submitted and allow an opportunity for public comments on the application or policy for at least 30 days
during that 60-day publication period.

In order to meet this requirement, BCW invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Fiscal Policies.  The public may review the grant application and revised policy online (http://health.state.ga.us) or at locations throughout the state and comment in four ways:
(1)     Written comments will be received until :
Babies Can’t Wait
2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11-406
Atlanta, GA 30303-13422

(2)     Email comments will be received until  :
MCHDO@dhr.state.ga.us (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment)

(3)     Facsimile comments will be received until :
State BCW Office Fax: (404-657-2763)

(4)     In Person verbal comments at a Public Hearing

DPH invites interested persons to attend Public Hearings and present public comments.  To allow an opportunity for all to be heard, comments will be limited to five minutes.  Written, email and facsimile comments will be received until April 17, 2014 and should be sent to:

Phyllis Turner, Interim Babies Can’t Wait Program Manager
2 Peachtree Street NW, #11-406
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-143
Email:  MCHDO@dhr.state.ga.us  Facsimile:  (404) 657-2763

More information about Georgia’s BCW early intervention program is available at (http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw).

Source: Department of Health Press Release

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