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important statement supporting States’ efforts to develop

the necessary partnerships to fund the Part C system.

Discussion: The substance of the note that follows current

§303.527 is included in §303.510(c) as a rule of

construction. The rule of construction, which references funding sources under the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 701, et seq. (SSA), clarifies that nothing in Part C of the Act may be construed to permit a State (including the lead agency and other agencies in the State) to withdraw funding for services that currently are or would be made available to eligible children but for the existence of Part C of the Act. Thus, funding from other sources would continue to be available to support services that are included in the

IFSP. To make this clearer, we have amended §303.510(c) to

include a reference to section 1903(a) of the SSA, the specific section of the SSA regarding medical assistance for services and have clarified that nothing in this part may be construed to permit a State to reduce medical or other assistance available in the State.

Changes: We have amended §303.510(c) by removing the final

phrase “within the State” and including the phrases: (1)

“in the State” and (2) “including section 1903(a) of the

SSA regarding medical assistance for services furnished to an infant or toddler with a disability when those services