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substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure. Additionally, nothing in the Act would prevent the Governor from appointing a representative from the State agency responsible for implementing other early childhood programs such as the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program passed on March 23, 2010, amending Title V of the Social Security Act or a

representative from the State’s EHDI system.

Given that the decision to appoint any other members to the Council (other than those specified in section 641(b)(1) of the Act) is at the discretion of the Governor of the State according to the needs of that State, we

decline to include in §303.601 the appointment suggested by

the commenter.

Changes: None.

Comment: A few commenters supported proposed §303.601(a)

(1)(iii), which stated that a parent could not be appointed as a member of the Council if he or she was an employee of a public or private agency involved in providing early

intervention services because, in their view, including

parents who are also EIS providers on the Council would be a conflict of interest. However, the majority of commenters opposed this proposal because, in their view, parents who are also EIS providers may bring a valuable