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Act. Section 303.603(a)(2) and (a)(3) provides that all Council members, including parents, may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses for attending Council meetings and performing Council duties (including child care for parent members) and may receive compensation if not employed or if required to forfeit wages from other employment when performing official Council business.

Changes: None.

Functions of the Council--required duties (§303.604)

Comment: One commenter recommended that the final regulations expressly state that the Council may continue to work with the lead agency on preparing the mandatory annual report that the Council must submit to the Governor and to the Secretary, and that if the Council concurs with

the State’s APR that is prepared by the lead agency, the

Council may elect to sign a statement indicating its

concurrence with the lead agency’s APR in lieu of the

Council preparing its own separate annual performance


Discussion: Section 303.604(c), regarding the requirement that the Council annually report to the Governor and the Secretary on the status of early intervention service programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under Part C of the Act, remains