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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 65001]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 30. SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS [56000 - 56865]

  ( Part 30 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. )

CHAPTER 4.7. Interagency Cooperation [56475 - 56477]
  ( Heading of Chapter 4.7 amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 51, Sec. 49. )

56475.
  

(a) The Superintendent and the directors of the State Department of Health Care Services, the State Department of Developmental Services, the State Department of Social Services, the Department of Rehabilitation, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities, and the Employment Development Department shall develop written interagency agreements or adopt joint regulations that include responsibilities, in accordance with Section 1412(a)(12) of Title 20 of the United States Code and Section 300.154 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, for the provision of special education and related services to individuals with exceptional needs in the State of California.

(b) The Superintendent shall develop interagency agreements with other state and local public agencies, as deemed necessary by the Superintendent, to carry out the provisions of state and federal law.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 186, Sec. 58. (AB 2659) Effective January 1, 2017.)

56476.
  

The Governor or designee of the Governor, in accordance with Section 1412(a)(12) of Title 20 of the United States Code and Section 300.154 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, shall ensure that each agency under the Governor’s jurisdiction enters into an interagency agreement with the Superintendent to ensure that all services that are needed to ensure a free appropriate public education are provided.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 179, Sec. 67. Effective January 1, 2009.)

56477.
  

(a) Commencing with the 2019–20 fiscal year, the department shall jointly convene with the State Department of Developmental Services and the State Department of Health Care Services one or more workgroups that include representatives from local educational agencies, appropriate county agencies, regional centers, and legislative staff. The workgroups shall convene for the following purposes:

(1) Improving transition of three-year-old children with disabilities from regional centers to local educational agencies, to help ensure continuity of services for young children and families.

(2) Improving coordination and expansion of access to available federal funds through the Medi-Cal Billing Option Program, the School-based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program, and medically necessary federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefits.

(b) On or before October 1, 2020, the workgroups shall provide the chairs of the relevant policy committees and budget subcommittees of the Legislature and the Department of Finance with recommendations for all of the following:

(1) Strategies to improve the state’s performance in meeting federal deadlines for transitioning three-year-old children from individualized family service plans administered by a regional center to individualized education programs administered by a local educational agency.

(2) Best practices for regional centers and local educational agencies to ensure every three-year-old child receives an uninterrupted continuum of support services.

(3) Program requirements and support services needed for the Medi-Cal Billing Option Program, the School-based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program, and medically necessary federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefits to ensure ease of use and access for local educational agencies and parity of eligible services throughout the state and country.

(c) Recommendations provided pursuant to this section shall include any specific changes needed to state regulations or statute, need for approval of amendments to the state Medicaid plan or federal waivers, changes to implementation of federal regulations, changes to state agency support and oversight, and associated staffing or funding needed to implement recommendations.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 51, Sec. 50. (SB 75) Effective July 1, 2019.)

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