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§303.33(a)(3)) stipulates that a service coordinator, or

case manager, serves as the single point of contact for the family. This provision means that only one person may serve as the service coordinator or case manager for a particular family at a given time. However, the regulations do not prohibit more than one person from serving as the service coordinator or case manager over the entire period that the eligible infant or toddler is receiving early intervention services under Part C of the Act, provided that only one service coordinator or case manager is assigned to an infant or toddler at a given time to ensure that parents and EIS providers for a particular child have a single point of contact.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter requested that the Department

clarify the statement in proposed §303.33(c) that the lead

agency’s or an EIS provider’s use of the term service

coordination or service coordination services does not preclude characterization of the services as case management or any other service that is covered by another payor of last resort.

Discussion: The legislative history of the 1991 amendments

to the Act indicates that use of the term “service

coordination” is not intended to affect authority to seek