2011 ORS § 343.495¹
Operation of early childhood special education or early intervention programs by department

(1) If no contractor is designated for a service area, and no qualified county agency is available to manage the necessary services or to subcontract the services, the Department of Education may provide early childhood special education and early intervention services in a local, county or service area.

(2) Contractors designated under this section shall:

(a) Participate in the planning process under ORS 417.777 (Local early childhood system plan) to develop a voluntary local early childhood system plan; and

(b) Coordinate services with other services that are coordinated through the plan. The coordination of services shall be consistent with federal and state law.

(3) Programs operated by the Department of Education must comply with rules adopted by the State Board of Education for early childhood special education and early intervention contractors. [1991 c.749 §10; 1993 c.45 §233; 2001 c.831 §27]