(a) All referrals for special education and related services shall initiate the assessment process and shall be documented. When a verbal referral is made, staff of the school district, SELPA, or county office shall offer assistance to the individual in making a request in writing, and shall assist the individual if the individual requests such assistance.
(b) All school staff referrals shall be written and include:
(1) A brief reason for the referral.
(2) Documentation of the resources of the regular education program that have been considered, modified, and when appropriate, the results of intervention. This documentation shall not delay the time-lines for completing the assessment plan or assessment.
Education Code 56100
34 C.F.R. 300.111
34 C.F.R. 300.301
(Amended by Register 2012, No. 39.)