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information the commenter is referencing or the circumstances under which an EIS provider might not disclose the information for which a parent has given consent. However, there may be circumstances when the lead agency or an EIS provider may not have the authority to

provide documents in the child’s early intervention record

to a third party, even after receiving parental consent for disclosure of personally identifiable information. For example, a lead agency or EIS provider may not have the authority to disclose third-party medical records. In these cases, the lead agency or EIS provider would instruct the parent to make such a request to the third party for the document or information.

Changes: None.

Comment: A few commenters recommended that the regulations clarify the exception that applies to Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agencies seeking access to information pursuant to their authority under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act (42 U.S.C. 10801, et seq.). Other commenters opposed disclosing information to P&A agencies and questioned why only this requirement is included in these regulations when other statutory authorities also may apply to Part C records and why this provision is not in the Part B regulations. One