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Changes: We have added the phrase “when a child is

referred under Part C of the Act” in the introductory text

in §303.404. We also have added a new paragraph (d) to

§303.404 requiring that the notice to parents include a

description of the extent that the notice is given in the native languages of the various population groups in the State.

Comment: A few commenters recommended revising §303.404(a)

to require the notice to parents, concerning the confidentiality provisions under the Act, to be more applicable to Part C of the Act.

Discussion: Section 303.404(a) provides that the notice include a description of the children on whom personally identifiable information is maintained, the types of information sought, the methods the State intends to use in gathering the information (including the sources from which the information is gathered), and the uses to be made of the information. For example, children on whom personally identifiable information is maintained include children with developmental delays or diagnosed conditions, or, if applicable, children at risk for developmental delays. The types of information sought include developmental, medical, educational, and other information. The specific sources from which information is gathered would include primary