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Chapter 26.5 Interagency Responsibilities for Providing Services to Handicapped Children.   

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By January 1, 1986, each state department named in this chapter shall develop regulations, as necessary, for the department or designated local agency to implement this act. All regulations shall be reviewed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction prior to filing with the Office of Administrative Law, in order to ensure consistency with federal and state laws and regulations governing the education of disabled children. The directors of each department shall adopt all regulations pursuant to this section as emergency regulations in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2. For the purpose of the Administrative Procedure Act, the adoption of the regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare. These regulations shall not be subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law and shall not be subject to automatic repeal until the final regulations take effect on or before June 30, 1997, and the final regulations shall become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State. Regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall be developed with the maximum feasible opportunity for public participation and comments.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 654, Sec. 4.)