Chapter 26.5 Interagency Responsibilities for Providing Services to Handicapped Children.
(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency shall ensure that the State Department of Education and the State Department of Mental Health enter into an interagency agreement by January 1, 1998. It is the intent of the Legislature that the agreement include, but not be limited to, procedures for ongoing joint training, technical assistance for state and local personnel responsible for implementing this chapter, protocols for monitoring service delivery, and a system for compiling data on program operations.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the designated local agencies of the State Department of Education and the State Department of Mental Health update their interagency agreements for services specified in this chapter at the earliest possible time. It is the intent of the Legislature that the state and local interagency agreements be updated at least every three years or earlier as necessary.
(c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 43, Sec. 42.)