Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 20. Special Services For Certain Children
Section 110. Other Duties of the Department.
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AS 47.20.110. Other Duties of the Department.

(a) The department shall adopt regulations necessary to implement AS 47.20.060 - 47.20.290, including regulations

(1) for personnel development, including preservice and in-service training programs for providers of early intervention services;

(2) to govern resolution of intra-agency and interagency disputes about the provision of services under AS 47.20.060 - 47.20.290 and the financial responsibility of the respective parties for those services;

(3) that ensure that services are provided to children and their families in a timely manner pending the resolution of disputes among public agencies or service providers;

(4) providing for due process with respect to the rights of children and parents who are eligible for services under AS 47.20.060 - 47.20.290; the regulations must provide that during the pendency of a complaint about a change in services, the child and family shall continue to receive the prior services unless the state and the family otherwise agree, or, if the complaint relates to an application for initial services, the child and family shall receive the services that are not in dispute; and

(5) for the award of grants under AS 47.20.060 - 47.20.290.

(b) The department shall establish a system for compiling data on the numbers of children and their families in the state who need early intervention services, the numbers being served, the types of services provided, and other information as required under federal law. Personally identifiable information obtained under AS 47.20.060 - 47.20.290 is confidential for purposes of AS 40.25.110 - 40.25.120.

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