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information is collected, maintained, or used “to implement

the requirements in Part C of the Act and the regulations

in this part.” We have added a provision that an EIS

provider includes a provider of Part C services, including service coordination, evaluations, and assessments, and other Part C services. Additionally, we have added a provision specifically stating that primary referral sources, or public agencies (such as the State Medicaid or CHIP program) or private entities (such as private insurance companies) that act solely as funding sources for Part C services are not considered a participating agency.

Notice to parents (§303.404)

Comment: Some commenters requested that the confidentiality requirements in these regulations reflect the parallel requirements in the Part B regulations, where appropriate. One commenter requested clarification as to when the general notice and confidentiality requirements under Part C of the Act apply. One commenter recommended

adding a requirement that the notice to parents in §303.404

be provided in the native language of the parent.

Discussion: We agree that it would be helpful for lead agencies under Part C of the Act to know when the general notice requirement applies. Requiring the lead agency to provide parents with notice of its general confidentiality