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    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ATLANTA (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 revised Fiscal Policies, May 2013. The public may review the revised policy online (http://health.state.ga.us) or at locations throughout the state, including these sites in the North Georgia Health District listed below: 

Woodstock-Cherokee County Health Department
7545 N. Main St., Ste. 100, Woodstock, GA 30188 
 
Gilmer County Health Department
28 Southside Church St., Ellijay, GA 30540 
 
Pickens County Health Department
60 Health Way, Jasper, GA 30143 
 
Murray County Health Department
709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Rd., Chatsworth, GA 30705 
 
Fannin County Health Department
95 Ouida St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513 
 
Babies Can’t Wait office
100 W. Walnut Ave., Dalton, GA 30720
 

After reviewing the revised policy, the public may comment in three ways:

(1) Written comments will be received until July 29, 2013:

Babies Can't Wait
2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11-222
Atlanta, GA 30303-13422
 

(2) Email comments will be received until July 29, 2013: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(3) Facsimile comments will be received until July 29, 2013: State BCW Office Fax: (404-657-2763)

Written, email, and facsimile comments will be received until July 29, 2013 and should be sent to:

Chase Bolds, Babies Can’t Wait Program Manager
2 Peachtree Street NW, #11-222
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-14322
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Facsimile: (404) 657-2763
 
 
Babies Can’t Wait Public Comments
Notification to Families & Providers in North Georgia Health District 1-2:
Local Babies Can't Wait Contact: Debbie Coleman, EIC
Telephone: (706) 272-2219
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  
More information about Georgia’s BCW early intervention program is available at (http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw).
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Click here to access statewide media release in PDF: Public Comment News Release Revised Fiscal Policies May 21
Click here to access media release for the North Georiga Health District in PDF: NGHD Notification to Families - Providers Fiscal Policies