American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
October 5, 2011

ED Publishes IDEA Part B and Part C Rules

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published in the September 28, 2011, Federal Register, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would amend regulations on obtaining parental consent for the use of public benefits or insurance under IDEA Part B and final rules on IDEA Part C (infants and toddlers program). ASHA is in the process of reviewing/analyzing the impact of the IDEA Part C final regulations on the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and will submit comments on the IDEA Part B NPRM by the December 12, 2011, deadline. An analysis of both Part B and Part C will be available soon.

Continue to check ASHA's Advocacy website for further updates or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at cclarke@asha.org or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.


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