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Given that Indian is a defined term in these regulations,

it could cause confusion to refer to “Native American”

Indian infants and toddlers in this section.

Similarly, adding the phrase “children in foster care”

each time the regulations refer to “wards of the State” is

unnecessary because the definition of wards of the State in

§303.37 makes clear that a foster child is a ward of the

State unless that child has a foster parent who meets the

definition of parent in §303.27. Therefore, adding the

phrase “children in foster care” to §303.101(a)(1)(iii)

would be redundant.

Changes: None.

Comment: None.

Discussion: To incorporate the long-standing requirement that States have in place policies and procedures that address each of the components of the Part C statewide

system, we have clarified in §303.101(a)(2) that the

State’s application must include an assurance that the

State has in effect policies and procedures that address

each of the components required in §§303.111 through

303.126.

Changes: We have added to §303.101(a)(2) the words

“policies and procedures that address” after the word

“including” and before the words “at a minimum.”