24:14:13:04.01. Natural environment. To the maximum extent appropriate, early intervention services are provided in natural environments. The provision of early intervention services for an infant or toddler may occur in a setting other than a natural environment only if early intervention cannot be achieved satisfactorily for the infant or toddler in a natural environment and only in a setting that is most appropriate, as determined by the parent and IFSP team.
Source: 26 SDR 153, effective May 22, 2000; 28 SDR 105, effective January 31, 2002; 35 SDR 82, effective October 22, 2008.
General Authority: SDCL 13-37-1.1.
Law Implemented: SDCL 13-1-23, 13-14-1, 13-37-1.1.
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