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is primarily aligned with the requirements in sections 639(a)(5) of the Act and reflects many of the parallel provisions regarding surrogate parents in section 615(b)(2) of the Act and 34 CFR 300.519 of the Part B regulations. Section 303.422 does not include the language from 34 CFR 300.519(a)(4) and (f) of the Part B regulations because these provisions are not applicable to the Part C program. Specifically, the language in the Part B regulations references an unaccompanied homeless youth under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(6)). The language from 34 CFR 300.519(c) of the Part B regulations, although slightly modified for clarity, is applicable to the Part C program. We have amended

§303.422 to add a new paragraph (c) to state that “in the

case of a child who is a ward of the State, the surrogate parent, instead of being appointed by the lead agency under paragraph (b)(1) of this section, may be appointed by the

judge overseeing the infant or toddler’s case provided that

the surrogate parent meets the requirements in paragraphs

(d)(2)(i) and (e) of this section.”

Changes: We have added new paragraph (c) and renumbered the subsequent paragraphs accordingly.

Comment: A few commenters requested that the Department

clarify the phrase “cannot locate a parent” in §303.422(a)