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a parent a fee for Part C services. Through the application process, the Department will continue to obtain information on whether and how a State is implementing a system of payments (including the use of insurance).

Each State is unique and its system of payments policies and procedures are subject to the public

participation requirements in §303.208. Through the public

participation process, all stakeholders, including parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities, have an opportunity to comment on whether and what policies and

procedures should be adopted by the State. The decision of

whether the Department needs to conduct a study on the impact of a system of payments (including the use of insurance) on a family's decision to participate in Part C of the Act is a policy decision that is best left to the Department and should not be a subject of these regulations.

Changes: None.

System of payments and fees (§303.521)

Comment: Commenters requested that we define the term,

“actual cost of the Part C services” in proposed §303.521,

which stated that a State’s system of payments policies

must include an assurance that families will not be charged any more than the actual cost of the Part C service. Two