The State Department of Developmental Services and the State Department of Education shall ensure that an independent evaluation of the program and its structure is completed by October 1, 1996. The evaluation shall address the following issues:
(a) The efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the state administrative structure, the local interagency coordinating structure, and the mandatory program components.
(b) The degree to which programs and services provided through regional centers and local educational agencies fulfill the purpose of Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
(c) The extent to which implementation of the program has resulted in improved services for infants and their families, and greater satisfaction with service delivery by families.
(d) The outcomes and effectiveness of family resource centers.
(e) The adequacy of the Part C funding models. The evaluation shall be funded with federal funds.
(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 117.)