(325 ILCS 20/9)
(from Ch. 23, par. 4159)
Role of Other State Entities.
The Departments of Public
Health, Human Services, Children and Family
Services, and Healthcare and Family Services; the University of Illinois Division of Specialized
Care for Children; the State Board of Education;
and any other State agency which directly or
indirectly provides or administers early intervention services shall adopt
compatible rules for the provision of services to eligible infants and
toddlers and their families within one year of the effective date of this Act.
These agencies shall enter into and maintain formal interagency
agreements to enable the State and local agencies serving eligible children
and their families to establish working relationships that will increase
the efficiency and effectiveness of their early intervention services. The
agreement shall outline the administrative, program and financial
responsibilities of the relevant State agencies and shall implement a
coordinated service delivery system through local interagency agreements.
There shall be created in the Office of the Governor an Early Childhood
Intervention Ombudsman to assist families and local parties in ensuring
that all State agencies serving eligible families do so in a comprehensive
and collaborative manner.
(Source: P.A. 98-41, eff. 6-28-13.)