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circumstances or repeated attempts by the lead agency or EIS provider to obtain parental consent are documented in

the child’s early intervention records.

Moreover, to ensure that these exceptions do not result in absolute waivers of the 45-day timeline, new

§303.310(c)(2) and (c)(3) require that the lead agency or

EIS provider complete the activities as soon as possible after the basis for the exceptions cease to exist, and develop and implement an interim IFSP to the extent

appropriate and consistent with §303.345.

These two limited exceptions provide States needed flexibility while ensuring that, once parental consent is provided for the screening, if applicable; initial evaluation; and initial assessment of the child; or the exceptional family circumstances no longer exist, the lead agency or EIS provider conduct the screening, if applicable; initial evaluation; initial assessments; and initial IFSP meeting as soon as possible to ensure the timely identification and evaluation of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Changes: As noted earlier in this preamble, we have added

new §303.310(b) to identify two exceptions to the 45-day

timeline and added §303.310(c) to clarify that the lead

agency must have procedures to ensure that the lead agency