IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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receiving assistance under this part.
(c) Impartiality of mediator. (1) An individual who serves as a mediator under this part--
(i) May not be an employee of the lead agency or an EIS provider that is involved in the provision of early intervention services or other services to the child; and
(ii) Must not have a personal or professional
interest that conflicts with the person’s objectivity.
(2) A person who otherwise qualifies as a mediator is not an employee of a lead agency or an early intervention provider solely because he or she is paid by the agency or provider to serve as a mediator.
(d) Meeting to encourage mediation. A lead agency may establish procedures to offer to parents and EIS providers that choose not to use the mediation process, an opportunity to meet, at a time and location convenient to the parents, with a disinterested party--
(1) Who is under contract with an appropriate alternative dispute resolution entity, or a parent training and information center or community parent resource center in the State established under section 671 or 672 of the Act; and
(2) Who would explain the benefits of, and encourage the use of, the mediation process to the parents.