Section 73

Section 73 Special Education Rates

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bureau of purchased services in the operational services division shall determine prices for programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws in fiscal year 2020 by increasing the final fiscal year 2019 price by the rate of inflation as determined by the division. The division shall adjust prices for extraordinary relief pursuant to subsection (4) of 808 CMR 1.06. The division shall accept applications for program reconstruction and special circumstances in fiscal year 2020. The division shall authorize the annual price for out-of-state purchasers requested by a program, not to exceed a maximum price determined by the bureau, by identifying the most recent price calculated for the program and applying the estimated rate of inflation for each year, as determined by the bureau under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws, in which the rate of inflation is frozen beginning with fiscal year 2004, in a compounded manner for each fiscal year.