1. The state of Missouri shall participate in the federal Infant and Toddler Program,
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. Section 1431, et seq., and provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers determined eligible
under state regulations.
2. The state agency designated by the governor as the lead agency shall be responsible
for the administration and implementation of Part C of IDEA through a regional Part
C early intervention system and shall promulgate rules implementing the requirements
of Part C of IDEA consistent with federal regulations, 34 C.F.R. 303, et seq.
3. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in sections 160.900 to 160.925 shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions
of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.Sections 160.900 to 160.925 and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general
assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove
and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking
authority and any rule proposed or adopted after July 1, 2005, shall be invalid and
4. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 23.253 to the contrary, the provisions of this section shall not sunset.
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