The Department of Public Heath's Early Intervention program continues to experience caseload growth and increasing costs. As a result of the following policies and practices are being implemented as of January 1, 2008.

Clarification of Torticollis Diagnosis on the Established Conditions List

Infants and toddlers with congenital torticollis will be eligible for EI services. Effective January 1, 2008, a confirmed diagnosis from a physician will be required to be kept in the child's file.

Children with acquired torticollis (does not require a confirmed diagnosis from a physician) will be eligible for EI if they meet the other appropriate eligibility guidelines.

This information is provided by the Early Intervention (EI) Division  within the Department of Public Health.