U.S. Department of Education Publishes New Regulations Easing Burden of Parental Consent Requirements for Schools

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) published final regulations that amend parental consent requirements under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This change signals greater access to Medicaid reimbursements for eligible special education health services provided by schools across the nation. Effective March 18, 2013, the new…

Parental Consent Under IDEA

Summary New federal regulations dictating parental consent requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) were issued in February of 2013, providing greater access to reimbursement for special education health services provided by schools. Previously, regulations for parental consent under 34 CFR § 300.154(d) (iv) (A) had stated that a school must obtain consent each…

U.S. Department of Education Signals Final Decision on Parental Consent Expected Soon

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) recently published a status report on ongoing policy reviews which indicates that the Department anticipates issuing final regulations on the proposed change to parental consent requirements under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by July or August of 2012.   On September 28, 2011, the Office of Special Education and…

NAME Shares Support Letter Templates for Proposed Parental Consent Change

The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) supports the changes outlined in the proposed revised parental consent regulation and encourages everyone who has been impacted by the current regulation to submit written comments.   Under a new regulatory proposal issued by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) on September 28, 2011, schools would no…

OSERS’ Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for IDEA Part B

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services releases a NPRM for regulation 300.154(d)(2)(iv), proposing changes to the regulation that dictates parental consent requirements under IDEA Part B. Today, OSERS released a NPRM for the regulation which dictates parental consent requirements under IDEA Part B. The proposed regulation would permit public agencies to use public benefits…