125A.28 STATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL.
An Interagency Coordinating Council of at least 17, but not more than 25 members is
established, in compliance with Public Law 108-446, section 641. The members must be
appointed by the governor. Council members must elect the council chair. The representative of
the commissioner may not serve as the chair. The council must be composed of at least five
parents, including persons of color, of children with disabilities under age 12, including at least
three parents of a child with a disability under age seven, five representatives of public or private
providers of services for children with disabilities under age five, including a special education
director, county social service director, local Head Start director, and a community health services
or public health nursing administrator, one member of the senate, one member of the house of
representatives, one representative of teacher preparation programs in early childhood-special
education or other preparation programs in early childhood intervention, at least one representative
of advocacy organizations for children with disabilities under age five, one physician who
cares for young children with special health care needs, one representative each from the
commissioners of commerce, education, health, human services, a representative from the state
agency responsible for child care, foster care, mental health, homeless coordinator of education of
homeless children and youth, and a representative from Indian health services or a tribal council.
15.059, subdivisions 2 to 5
, apply to the council. The council must meet at least quarterly.
The council must address methods of implementing the state policy of developing and
implementing comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency programs of early
intervention services for children with disabilities and their families.
The duties of the council include recommending policies to ensure a comprehensive and
coordinated system of all state and local agency services for children under age five with
disabilities and their families. The policies must address how to incorporate each agency's
services into a unified state and local system of multidisciplinary assessment practices, individual
intervention plans, comprehensive systems to find children in need of services, methods to
improve public awareness, and assistance in determining the role of interagency early intervention
On the date that Minnesota Part C Annual Performance Report is submitted to the federal
Office of Special Education, the council must recommend to the governor and the commissioners
of education, health, human services, commerce, and employment and economic development
policies for a comprehensive and coordinated system.
Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the State Interagency Coordinating Council
expires on June 30, 2009.
History: 1994 c 647 art 3 s 9,34; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1996 c 412 art 3 s 4,5; 1997 c
192 s 19; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 2 s 1; 1998 c 397 art 2 s 43,164; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 2 s 16;
2000 c 254 s 51; 1Sp2001 c 3 art 1 s 14; 1Sp2003 c 9 art 3 s 11; 2004 c 206 s 52; 1Sp2005 c
5 art 3 s 9; 2006 c 282 art 2 s 18