SPECIAL EDUCATION & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities

METHODS OF ENSURING SERVICES

Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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Letter to John Hill
December 20, 2007
Topic: Methods of Ensuring Services
Letter clarifying whether school-based Medicaid billing is optional or required under IDEA.
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Letter to Carlette Morris
August 15, 2007
Topic: Methods of Ensuring Services
Letter regarding use of an interagency agreement between a state or LEA and a State Medicaid Agency to obtain Medicaid reimbursement for Medicaid-covered services included in a Medicaid-eligible child's individualized education program (IEP).
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OSEP Memorandum 07-10 to State Directors of Special Education
May 3, 2007
Topic: Methods of Ensuring Services
Letter clarifying requirements for obtaining parental consent when a public agency seeks access to a child's public benefits or public insurance to pay for required special education and related services for Medicaid-eligible children and explaining that the LEA does not have to obtain a separate parental consent if parental consent is given directly to another agency, such as a state's Medicaid Agency.
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Letter to Chairman John D. Hill
March 8, 2007
Topic: Methods of Ensuring Services
Letter clarifying requirements for obtaining parental consent when a public agency seeks access to a child's public benefits or public insurance to pay for required special education and related services for Medicaid-eligible children and explaining that the local educational agency (LEA) does not have to obtain a separate parental consent if parental consent is given directly to another agency, such as a state's Medicaid Agency.
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Letter to Ms. Carolyn Guess>
February 9, 2007
Topic: Methods of Ensuring Services
Letter clarifying requirements for obtaining parental consent when a public agency seeks access to a child's public benefits or public insurance to pay for required special education and related services for Medicaid-eligible children.
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Letter to Dr. Margaret A. Smith
January 23, 2007
Topic: Methods of Ensuring Services
Letter clarifying requirements for obtaining parental consent when a public agency seeks access to a child's public benefits or public insurance to pay for required special education and related services for Medicaid-eligible children.
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Letter to Ms. Susan D. DuRant
November 6, 2002
Topic: Methods of Ensuring Services
Letter regarding requirements to obtain parent consent under Part B of the IDEA and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in order to access Medicaid or public insurance benefits.
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