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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Regulations: Part 300 / E / 300.519 / b

(b) Duties of public agency. The duties of a public agency under paragraph (a) of this section include the assignment of an individual to act as a surrogate for the parents. This must include a method--

(1) For determining whether a child needs a surrogate parent; and

(2) For assigning a surrogate parent to the child.