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that meet the requirements in §303.520(b)(2) we agree that

is important for a parent to be informed of potential costs

if a State were to use a parent’s private insurance. Thus,

we have added a provision in new §303.520(b)(1)(iii) that

requires a State to provide parents with a copy of its

system of payments policies when using the parent’s private

insurance to pay for Part C services. Moreover, the parent

may elect to decline services at any time under §303.420(a)


Changes: We have added the phrase “or initially using

benefits under a child or parent’s private insurance policy

to pay for an early intervention service under paragraph

(b)(2) of this section” in §303.520(b)(1)(iii).

Comment: None.

Discussion: For consistency with §303.520(b)(1)(iii), we

have added “premiums” as an example of a potential cost in

§303.520(b)(1)(ii), which requires a State to identify in

its system of payments policies the potential costs that parents would incur if the State uses their private insurance policy to pay for Part C services.

Changes: We have added a reference to premiums in


Comment: Commenters supported the requirement in proposed

§303.520(b)(1)(iii) that a State provide a copy of its