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provided in order to reduce the need for services as the child matures.

Discussion: Section 303.344(e)(2) requires that, if a child or family needs medical and other services and these services are not currently being provided, the IFSP must include a description of the steps the service coordinator or family may take to assist the child and family in securing those services. The regulations no longer require the IFSP Team to identify, and service coordinators to coordinate, funding sources for these services (those not

required under Part C). We believe that §303.344(e)(2),

with this change, will help families receive additional services, without unduly burdening IFSP Teams and service coordinators who may have limited knowledge about funding for services provided by other programs.

Changes: None.

Dates and duration of service (§303.344(f))

Comment: None.

Discussion: We have made technical edits to §303.344(f)(1)

to cross-reference the consent provisions applicable to

this section--that is, paragraph (e) of §303.342 (parental

consent) and §303.420(a)(3) (consent for early intervention

services). For clarity and consistency with these

regulations, we also have inserted the words “early