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Child Find Responsibilities

Concerning measures related to clarifying federal "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" child find responsibilities between state agencies, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2021 Regular Session
Human Services
Bill Summary

Joint Budget Committee. Part C of child find, part of the federal "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act", requires states to find, identify, locate, evaluate, and serve children with disabilities from birth through 2 years of age.

The bill transfers the responsibility of performing part C child find from the department of education to the department of human services on July 1, 2022; except that, on and after May 1, 2022, the department of human services shall administer the referral intake process for part C child find evaluations.

The bill requires the department of education and the department of human services to enter into an interagency operating agreement concerning the coordination of transitions of children from part C child find to part B child find.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




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