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75-5649.Same; early intervention services; rules and regulations; duties of secretary of health and environment. The secretary of health and environment may adopt rules and regulations in order to carry out the responsibilities of the lead agency under PL 102-119, Part H which include, but are not limited to:

(a) The administration of federal and state funds designated for this program;

(b) the entry into contracts with agencies in a local community which have been designated by a local council as the providers of services within their community;

(c) the development of procedures to ensure that services are provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in a timely manner;

(d) a procedure for contracting or making of other arrangements with service providers to provide early intervention services in Kansas;

(e) procedural safeguards with respect to programs under this early intervention system shall include, but are not limited to, procedures which address resolution of complaints, confidentiality issues, ability of parents to examine records, informed consent, provision of services during disputes and adequate notice to parents;

(f) procedures relating to the establishment and maintenance of standards to ensure that personnel necessary to carry out this program are appropriately and adequately prepared and trained;

(g) a system for compiling data on the numbers of infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in Kansas in need of appropriate early intervention services, the number of such infants and toddlers and their families served, types of services provided, and other information required by the United States secretary of education;

(h) the development of an early intervention service system which shall consist of local councils which plan and coordinate early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families; and

(i) a procedure for making grants or other funding mechanisms, within the limits of appropriations, by the secretary of health and environment to local community agencies or entities to provide comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency, early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

History: L. 1992, ch. 126, § 2; July 1.



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