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needed by the child that are not covered by Part C. The Department believes that parental consent must be required when the lead agency or EIS provider seeks to use private insurance to pay for the initial provision of any early intervention service in the IFSP and each time consent for services is required due to an increase in the provision of

services in the child’s IFSP.

With regard to the potential loss of funds to a State, the Department believes that the potential costs to parents outweigh the need to make private insurance funds available to lead agencies unless the cost protections in proposed

§303.520(b)(2) are adopted by the State. We disagree with

the commenter who opposed the requirement for separate parental consent for the use of private insurance. We believe separate consent is needed because States implement the IFSP provisions in a variety of ways and may not have identified all funding sources for each service when they

obtain consent for that service under §303.420.

Changes: We have added new §303.520(b)(1)(i) to specify

that parental consent is required when the lead agency or EIS provider seeks to use private insurance to pay for the initial provision of any early intervention service in the IFSP and each time consent for services is required due to

an increase in the provision of services in the child’s