Section 21-3A-9

Use of funds appropriated for early intervention services.

Any federal funds made available to the state through Part H of Public Law 99-457, as amended, (20 U.S.C. §§1471 to 1485, inclusive), and any additional state funds appropriated for early intervention services shall not be used to satisfy a financial commitment for services that would otherwise have been paid for from another public or private source but for the enactment of Part H of Public Law 99-457, as amended, (20 U.S.C. §§1471 to 1485, inclusive). Funds under this part shall only be used for early intervention services that an eligible child needs but is not currently entitled to under any other federal, state, local, or private source.

All public agencies named in this chapter shall comply with Part H of Public Law 99-457, as amended, (20 U.S.C. §§1471 to 1485, inclusive), and its implementing regulations. The public agencies shall participate in the funding of the early intervention system as detailed in each agency's agreement with the lead agency. The lead agency shall present an annual budget request to the Legislature that is developed in conjunction with and through coordination with the named public agencies.

(Acts 1993, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 93-920, p. 224, §9.)