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the setting in which they provide Part C services.

Concerning the comment requesting that the Department prohibit EIS providers from providing services if their certification or licensure requirements are waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis, nothing in the Act prohibits early intervention service providers from receiving a waiver or other type of emergency credential to provide early intervention services so long as the provision of early intervention services by such providers is consistent with State law, regulation, or other policy governing certification and licensure. Under section 635(b) of the Act, a State may adopt a policy that includes making ongoing good-faith efforts to recruit and hire appropriately and adequately trained personnel to provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers, including, in a geographic area of the State where there is a shortage of such personnel, the most qualified individuals available who are making satisfactory progress toward completing applicable course work necessary to meet the standards previously described.

Changes: None.

Qualification standards (§303.119(b))

Comment: One commenter recommended that the Department revise this section to require that qualification standards