18A:46-18.3 Notice to parents.
2. a. The multidisciplinary treatment team at a State facility shall provide written notice to the parent or legal guardian of a child who is placed in the facility, when the child attains the age of 18, or, if the child is over the age of 18 when placed in the facility, at the time of placement, that the child is not entitled to receive tuition free educational services after the age of 21.
b.Written notice given pursuant to this section shall describe in detail the parent's or guardian's opportunity to consent to having the child's name or other relevant information forwarded in a report to the Commissioner of Human Services, the Commissioner of Children and Families, or the Commissioner of Corrections, as appropriate, for the purposes of determining whether the child will likely need services after the age of 21 and, if so, recommending possible adult educational services. For the purposes of this subsection, "relevant information" means that information in the possession of and used by the multidisciplinary treatment team to ascertain the physical, mental, emotional and cultural-educational factors which contribute to the child's handicapping condition, including but not limited to: (1) results of physical and psychological examinations performed by private and school district physicians and psychologists; (2) relevant information presented by the parent or legal guardian and teacher; (3) school data which bear on the child's progress, including the child's most recent individualized educational program; (4) results of the most recent examinations and evaluations performed; and (5) results of other suitable evaluations and examinations possessed by the team. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require a multidisciplinary treatment team to perform any examination or evaluation not otherwise required by law.
c.Upon the written consent of the parent or legal guardian, the multidisciplinary treatment team shall forward the child's name and other relevant information in a report to the Commissioner of Human Services, the Commissioner of Children and Families, or the Commissioner of Corrections, as appropriate, for the development of a recommendation for adult educational services. A copy of the report shall also be submitted to the Commissioner of Education at the same time that the report is submitted to the Commissioner of Human Services, the Commissioner of Children and Families or the Commissioner of Corrections, as applicable.
L.1986, c.32, s.2; amended 2006, c.47, s.97.
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