Service Provider [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 364.4 (b) [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter III -- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education; Part 364 -- State Independent Living Services Program and Centers for Independent Living Program: General Provisions; Subpart A – General], the term service provider means --

“(1) A designated State unit (DSU) that directly provides IL services to individuals with significant disabilities;

(2) A center that receives financial assistance under Parts B or C of Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Act; or

(3) Any other entity or individual that meets the requirements of § 364.43(e) and provides IL services under a grant or contract from the DSU pursuant to § 364.43(b).”

(Authority: 29 U.S.C. 711(c) and 796(e))