A. The department of economic security shall serve as the lead agency for the coordination of a system of early intervention programs and services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 41-2022

  • Agency: includes one or more of the state agencies consolidated into the department of economic security by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Council: means the economic security council. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Department: means the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 41-1951
  • Early intervention programs and services: means developmental services that are provided under public supervision at no cost, except if federal or state law provides for a system of payments by families, and that are designed to meet one or more of an infant's or toddler's developmental needs. See Arizona Laws 41-2021
  • Infants and toddlers: means children from birth to thirty-six months of age who need early intervention programs and services because they have either of the following:

    (a) A developmental need as evidenced by experiencing developmental delays, as measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and procedures, in one or more of the following areas:

    (i) Cognitive development. See Arizona Laws 41-2021

  • Interagency coordinating council for infants and toddlers: means the council established by order of the governor in accordance with federal law. See Arizona Laws 41-2021
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. The interagency coordinating council for infants and toddlers shall advise and assist the department of economic security in developing and implementing the statewide system and shall assist the department of economic security in achieving the full participation, coordination and cooperation of all appropriate public agencies in this state.

C. The department of economic security, the department of education, the department of health services, the Arizona health care cost containment system administration and the Arizona state school for the deaf and the blind shall enter into one or more intergovernmental agreements to develop and implement a comprehensive, coordinated system of early intervention programs and services for infants and toddlers with or at risk of developmental delays and their families in accordance with Public Law 99-457 (20 United States Code section 671). The interagency coordinating council for infants and toddlers may assist in the development of the interagency agreements.