The state hospitals, as part of the notification to parents of pupils of their rights pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.), the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 701 et seq.), and this part and implementing regulations, shall notify parents of the right that their child can be considered for education programs other than on state hospital grounds.
For purposes of this section, the term "parent of pupil" shall mean a parent, a legal guardian, a conservator, a person acting as a parent of a child, or a surrogate parent appointed pursuant to Section 300.519 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Information and records concerning state hospital patients in the possession of the Superintendent shall be treated as confidential under Section 5328 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and the federal Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-579.
(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 94.)
20 USC 1400 et seq.
29 USC 701 et seq.
34 CFR 300.519
Welfare and Institutions Code 5328