On June 30, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed legislation allowing Early Intervention (EI) and special education providers to continue to utilize school psychologists to provide psychological services to the children they serve through June 30, 2018. Unlike SED pre-school (4410) programs, the DOH-BEI requires permission to be granted by the DOH prior to the professional engagement with a school psychologist.
EI providers should check the central directory and their qualified personnel (QP) list to see if school psychologists are already included. Providers can utilize this link to check the QP list.
If the QP list does not reflect school psychologists they will need to file an amendment to add school psychologists to their EI approval. Click here for a copy of the amendment application.
Kenneth R. Cerini, CPA, CFP, FABFA
Ken is the Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP and is the executive responsible for the administration of our not-for-profit and educational provider practice groups. In addition to his extensive audit experience, Ken has been directly involved in providing consulting services for nonprofits and educational facilities of all sizes throughout New York State in such areas as cost reporting, financial analysis, Medicaid compliance, government audit representation, rate maximization, board training, budgeting and forecasting, and more.