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SCDHHS Seeks Public Comments on BabyNet

Pursuant to Executive Order 2016-20 and effective July 1, 2017, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will assume lead agency designation for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, known in South Carolina as “BabyNet,” from South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness.

BabyNet is South Carolina’s interagency early intervention system for infants and toddlers under three years of age with developmental delays, or who have conditions associated with developmental delays.

SCDHHS is seeking public comment on the FY 2017-18 IDEA Part C grant application .

The South Carolina Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) is hosting a series of public hearings to address the grant application, changes to BabyNet policies and procedures and the lead agency transfer.  Currently scheduled public hearings are listed below.

Pee Dee RegionLowcountry Region

Friday, April 21, 2017

10 a.m.-noon

Florence-Darlington Technical College

2715 W Lucas Street

Buliding 400 - Main Auditorium

Florence, SC 29501

Monday, April 24, 2017

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Charleston County Public Library

Main Branch Auditorium

68 Calhoun Street

Charleston, SC 29401

Midlands RegionUpstate Region

Friday, May 12, 2017

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Richland County Public Library

Main Branch Auditorium

1431 Assembly Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Friday, May 19, 2017

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Greenville County Public Library

Augusta Road Branch Meeting Room

100 Lydia Street

Greenville, SC 29605

For updated information and news or to submit public comments online , visit . All comments must be submitted by July 1, 2017.

Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program.

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