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  • Improvement issues and those requiring system improvement may need to occur over several years
  • New data should be reviewed to determine the effectiveness of the improvement strategies
  • For noncompliance, the timeline for when correction must be verified (as soon as possible but in no case later than one year) begins on the date that the state Lead Agency notifies the EI program in writing of its finding of noncompliance
  • To demonstrate that noncompliance has been corrected, the state must:
    • Prong 1 - Account for the correction of all child-specific instances of noncompliance (state or local agency can review a sample of the records with noncompliance to verify correction) AND
    • Prong 2 - Determine whether each EI Program with identified noncompliance is correctly implementing the specific regulatory requirements (achieved 100% compliance)