Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 75-5649

  • Council: means the coordinating council on early childhood developmental services established in K. See Kansas Statutes 75-5648
  • Early intervention services: means developmental services which are designed to meet the developmental needs of each eligible child and the needs of the family related to enhancing the child's development. See Kansas Statutes 75-5648
  • Infants and toddlers with disabilities: means children from birth through two years of age who need early intervention services because:

    (1) They are experiencing developmental delays; or

    (2) they have a diagnosed mental or physical condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay. See Kansas Statutes 75-5648

  • Lead agency: means the Kansas department of health and environment, designated by the governor to perform the duties described in K. See Kansas Statutes 75-5648
  • Local council: means an interagency coordinating council established in a local community for the purpose of coordinating early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families who reside within that local community. See Kansas Statutes 75-5648
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201

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.