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Legal Requirements for Evaluation and Assessment:

Scope of Laws and Regulations

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Overview of the Scope of Laws & Regulations Addressing Early Intervention

A Note about Laws and Regulations:

Laws are passed, or enacted, either by a state legislature or the United States Congress. After a state or federal law is passed, the resultant regulations are published, or promulgated, to clarify the intent of each section of the law. Both state and federal regulations carry the weight of the law, and must be followed. Federal regulations provide minimum standards for state programs to follow. State agencies, such as the Maryland Department of Education, issue regulations to define how state and federal laws will be implemented, and may add regulations, as long as they do not conflict with federal regulations. Thus, it is important to understand both the federal and state regulations when discussing a particular program like early intervention.

The early intervention regulations accompanying the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are written, and updated periodically, by the U.S. Department of Education. They are published in the Federal Register as 34 CFR Part 303, Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. Maryland State Department of Education regulations incorporate the federal early intervention regulations, and are compiled in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). COMAR contains 33 Titles, with each Title corresponding to a department or agency; COMAR Title [13A.13.01] addresses the Maryland Infants and Toddlers program.



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