20 U.S. Code § 1436 - Individualized family service plan
The individualized family service plan shall be evaluated once a year and the family shall be provided a review of the plan at 6-month intervals (or more often where appropriate based on infant or toddler and family needs).
The individualized family service plan shall be developed within a reasonable time after the assessment required by subsection (a)(1) is completed. With the parents’ consent, early intervention services may commence prior to the completion of the assessment.
The contents of the individualized family service plan shall be fully explained to the parents and informed written consent from the parents shall be obtained prior to the provision of early intervention services described in such plan. If the parents do not provide consent with respect to a particular early intervention service, then only the early intervention services to which consent is obtained shall be provided.
A prior section 1436, Pub. L. 91–230, title VI, § 636, as added Pub. L. 105–17, title I, § 101, June 4, 1997, 111 Stat. 111, related to individualized family service plans, prior to the general amendment of subchapters I to IV of this chapter by Pub. L. 108–446.
Another prior section 1436, Pub. L. 91–230, title VI, § 636, Apr. 13, 1970, 84 Stat. 185; Pub. L. 93–380, title VI, § 618, Aug. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 584; Pub. L. 95–49, § 3, June 17, 1977, 91 Stat. 230, authorized appropriations, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 98–199, § 11, Dec. 2, 1983, 97 Stat. 1369.