Sec. 303.521 (e)
(e) Procedural Safeguards.
(1) Each State system of payments must include written policies to inform parents that a parent who wishes to contest the imposition of a fee, or the State’s determination of the parent’s ability to pay, may do one of the following:
(i) Participate in mediation in accordance with §303.431.
(ii) Request a due process hearing under §303.436 or 303.441, whichever is applicable.
(iii) File a State complaint under §303.434.
(iv) Use any other procedure established by the State for speedy resolution of financial claims, provided that such use does not delay or deny the parent’s procedural rights under this part, including the right to pursue, in a timely manner, the redress options described in paragraphs (e)(2)(i) through (e)(2)(iii) of this section.
(2) A State must inform parents of these procedural safeguard options by either—
(i) Providing parents with a copy of the State’s system of payments policies when obtaining consent for provision of early intervention services under §303.420(a)(3); or
(ii) Including this information with the notice provided to parents under §303.421. [76 FR 60244, Sept. 28, 2011, as amended at 79 FR 76097, Dec. 19, 2014]
Subpart G—State Interagency Coordinating Council
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