Federal and State Regulations
Early Intervention (EI) programs are subject to both federal and state laws and regulations.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The federal law that establishes Early Intervention programs is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has issued regulations for all states' Early Intervention programs to carry out IDEA.
The Department of Developmental Disabilities has issued regulations for county Early Intervention programs implementing Ohio's EI program.
- This includes definitions, eligibility, monitoring contractors, service coordinator personnel and supervision, central coordination, individual family service plan and service delivery, data and maintenance of records, parents' rights, and procedural safeguards. As specified in HB 483, the legislation changing Part C EI lead agency from ODH to DODD, ODH EI rules remain in effect until DODD enacts new rules for the EI program. DODD anticipates these rules will have an implementation date of early 2019.
- This includes the Early Intervention Services - System of Payments (5123:2-10-01) rule