2017 ORS 343.517¹
Parent-initiated referral to determine eligibility

(1) Whenever the parent of a child believes that the child is eligible for early childhood special education or early intervention services or is concerned about the child’s developmental progress, the parent may initiate a referral to the contractor, or the designated referral and evaluation agency, in the county where the child resides.

(2) Services contractors, community agencies or individuals in the community may also assist the family to initiate a referral if they believe that a child is eligible for early childhood special education or early intervention services or they are concerned about the child’s developmental progress.

(3) Nothing in this section shall relieve school districts of the duty to identify, locate and evaluate preschool children with disabilities under ORS 343.157 (Duty of school districts to identify, locate and evaluate resident children who may have disabilities). [1991 c.749 §16; 1993 c.45 §236; 1993 c.749 §19]

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Notes of Decisions

As handicapped children are entitled under this chapter to receive special educa­tion and related services free of charge, where private residential place­ment for handicapped child has been found necessary, tui­tion expense must be borne by school district, and this obliga­tion is not limited to school year. Mahoney v. Adm. Sch. Dist. No. 1, 42 Or App 665, 601 P2d 826 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 343—Special Education and Other Specialized Education Service, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors343.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 343, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano343.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.