24:14:03:05. Time limits. All complaints must be resolved within 60 days after receipt of the complaint by the state director of the Part C program except as stated in this section. The time limit of 60 days may be extended only under exceptional circumstances with reference to a particular complaint as determined by the state director of the Part C program, such as the need for additional time to provide necessary information. Under these circumstances, an extension of time may not exceed 30 days in any one instance.
In addition, the 60-day time limit may be extended, if the parent, individual, or organization and the department, a public agency, or a nonpublic service provider involved in the complaint agree to engage in mediation in order to attempt to resolve the issues specified in the complaint.
Source: 20 SDR 223, effective July 7, 1994; 26 SDR 153, effective May 22, 2000; 35 SDR 82, effective October 22, 2008; 39 SDR 109, effective December 17, 2012.
General Authority: SDCL 13-37-1.1.
Law Implemented: SDCL 13-1-23, 13-14-1, 13-37-1.1.
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