IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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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).
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