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  SECTION 1003.572. Collaboration of public and private instructional personnel.  

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  • 1(1) 2As used in this section, the term “private instructional personnel” means:
    13(a) 14Individuals certified under s. 18393.17 19or licensed under chapter 490 or chapter 491 for applied behavior analysis services as defined in ss. 36627.6686 37and 38641.3109839.
    40(b) 41Speech-language pathologists licensed under s. 46468.118547.
    48(c) 49Occupational therapists licensed under part III of chapter 468.
    58(d) 59Physical therapists licensed under chapter 486.
    65(e) 66Psychologists licensed under chapter 490.
    71(f) 72Clinical social workers licensed under chapter 491.
    79(2) 80The collaboration of public and private instructional personnel shall be designed to enhance but not supplant the school district’s responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The school as the local education agency shall provide therapy services to meet the expectations provided in federal law and regulations and state statutes and rules. Collaboration of public and private instructional personnel will work to promote educational progress and assist students in acquiring essential skills, including, but not limited to, readiness for pursuit of higher education goals or employment. Where applicable, public and private instructional personnel shall undertake collaborative programming. Coordination of services and plans between a public school and private instructional personnel is encouraged to avoid duplication or conflicting services or plans.
    202(3) 203Private instructional personnel who are hired or contracted by parents to collaborate with public instructional personnel must be permitted to observe the student in the educational setting, collaborate with instructional personnel in the educational setting, and provide services in the educational setting according to the following requirements:
    250(a) 251The student’s public instructional personnel and principal consent to the time and place.
    264(b) 265The private instructional personnel satisfy the requirements of s. 2741012.32 275or s. 2771012.321278.

    279For the purpose of implementing this subsection, a school district may not impose any requirements beyond those requirements specified in this subsection or charge any fees.

    305(4) 306The provision of private instructional personnel by a parent does not constitute a waiver of the student’s or parent’s right to a free and appropriate public education under IDEA.
History.-s. 5, ch. 2013-236; s. 21, ch. 2014-184.

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