(1) If the delivery of services in a public or private residential educational program is necessary to provide special education services to an eligible student, the program, including nonmedical care and room and board, must be at no cost to the parents of the student. Nothing in this chapter limits the responsibility of agencies other than educational agencies for providing or paying some or all of the costs of a FAPE to students eligible for special education.
(2) Nothing in this chapter relieves an insurer or similar third party from an otherwise valid obligation to provide or to pay for services provided to students eligible for special education.
(3) Consistent with the IEP provisions in this chapter, the OSPI shall ensure that there is no delay in implementing a student's IEP, including any case in which the payment source for providing or paying for special education and related services to the student is being determined.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. 07-14-078, § 392-172A-02010, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]