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Chapter 3. Handicapped Children. Subchapter 1. Special Education. Article 7.5. Duties Of Contractors Or Agencies Related To Conducting Mediation Or Due Process Hearings. Definitions.   

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(a) As used in this article "agency" means the state agency with whom the CDE has entered into an interagency agreement to conduct mediation conferences and due process hearings pursuant to Education Code section 56504.5.

(b) As used in this article "conflict of interest" means a dealing or relationship that reasonably raises a question of bias.

(c) As used in this article "contractor" means the nonprofit organization or other entity with whom the CDE has entered into a contract to conduct mediation conferences and due process hearings pursuant to Education Code section 56504.5.

(d) As used in this article "forms and documents for hearings" means those forms and documents provided to the parties by the contractor or agency.

(e) As used in this article "hearing officer" means a person who, as an employee or similarly related individual of the contractor or agency, is adjudicating due process hearings pursuant to this contract or interagency agreement in accordance with Education Code section 56504.5.

(f) As used in this article "mediator" means a person who, as an employee or similarly related individual of the contractor or agency, is conducting mediations pursuant to this contract or interagency agreement in accordance with Education Code section 56504.5.

Authority cited:

Education Code 56504.5

Reference:

Education Code 56504.5

(Added by Register 2009, No. 19.)