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(1) Adding new §303.520(a)(1) explicitly stating that

the State may not use the public benefits or insurance of a child or parent to pay for Part C services unless the State both provides parents with written notification about the IDEA Part C no-cost protections and applicable confidentiality provisions and meets the additional

specific no-cost protections identified in new §303.520(a)

(2);

(2) Adding new §303.520(a)(2)(ii) stating that

parental consent must be obtained if use of a child’s or

parent’s public benefits or insurance would result in the

following specified costs: (a) a decrease in the available lifetime coverage for a child or parent; (b) payment for services that would otherwise be covered by the public benefits or insurance program; (c) increases in premiums or discontinuation of public benefits or insurance for that child or the parents as a result of such use; or (d) a risk of loss of eligibility for the child or the parents for Medicaid home and community-based waivers based on aggregate health expenses.

(3) Adding new §303.520(a)(2)(iii) stating that if a

parent does not provide consent under new §303.520(a)(2)

(ii), the State must still make available those Part C