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providers in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (d) of this section

to clarify that a lead agency’s responsibilities include

monitoring EIS providers as well as agencies, institutions, and organizations used by the State to carry out Part C of the Act and to ensure the timely provision of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under Part C of the Act, pending reimbursement disputes between public agencies and

EIS providers. We also have made §303.120(a) internally

consistent by adding references where needed in paragraphs (a)(1), (a)(2), and (a)(2)(i) to make clear that the lead

agency’s monitoring responsibility extends to “agencies,

institutions, organizations, and EIS providers” that are

receiving financial assistance under Part C of the Act.

Changes: We have added references to EIS providers in

§303.120(a)(2)(i) and (d) and appropriate references to

“agencies, institutions, organizations, and EIS providers”

in paragraphs (a)(1), (a)(2), and (a)(2)(i) of this section.

Comment: One commenter recommended that §303.120(a)(2)

(iv), regarding the lead agency’s monitoring of Part C

programs, include an additional provision requiring States

to demonstrate “improvements that will result in the

delivery of quality services to reach compliance within one