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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Statute: TITLE I / A / 607 / b

(b) Protections Provided to Children.--The Secretary may not implement, or publish in final form, any regulation prescribed pursuant to this title that--

(1) violates or contradicts any provision of this title; or

(2) procedurally or substantively lessens the protections provided to children with disabilities under this title, as embodied in regulations in effect on July 20, 1983 (particularly as such protections related to parental consent to initial evaluation or initial placement in special education, least restrictive environment, related services, timelines, attendance of evaluation personnel at individualized education program meetings, or qualifications of personnel), except to the extent that such regulation reflects the clear and unequivocal intent of Congress in legislation.