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to the insurance of the parent or the amount of insurance proceeds received for payment of early intervention services for their infant or toddler with a disability and

the child’s family. The Department’s position is that

including such provisions in the regulations is not necessary because it is best left to States to determine which billing methods are most compatible with established State policies and procedures.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter recommended requiring States to provide an assurance that the quality of Part C services will be maintained regardless of the financial situation of the child or family.

Discussion: Consistent with section 635(a)(4) of the Act, regarding requirements for a statewide system, and

§303.340, regarding IFSPs, each lead agency under Part C

must ensure, for each infant or toddler with a disability, regardless of financial situation, the development, review, and implementation of an IFSP that is consistent with the

definition of that term in §303.20, and meets the

requirements in §§303.342 through 303.345. The lead agency

under Part C of the Act also must ensure the provision of

the early intervention services identified in the child’s

IFSP, regardless of the financial situation of the child or