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Comment: A few commenters expressed concern with the use of the term early intervention service program throughout the proposed regulations. One commenter suggested that the

terms “early intervention service program” (EIS program)

and “early intervention service provider” (EIS provider)

were not used consistently throughout the proposed regulations, that the use of these terms was confusing, that the terms were sometimes used incorrectly, and that the terms did not align with the reporting requirements

outlined in §§303.700 through 303.702. Another commenter

recommended changing all references to “EIS” in the

regulations to “EI” because “EIS” is a term used in Part B

of the Act and has a different meaning under the Part B regulations.

Discussion: We do not agree that the terms “early

intervention service program” and “early intervention

service provider” are used inconsistently or incorrectly

throughout the regulations, or that the terms do not align

with the reporting requirements outlined in §§303.700

through 303.702. An early intervention service program, as

defined in §303.11, is the entity designated by the lead

agency for reporting purposes under sections 616 and 642 of

the Act and under §§303.700 through 303.702; whereas an

early intervention service provider, as defined in §303.12,