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February 1st. The child exit and dispute resolution data

are collected throughout the year and due the November 1st

following the end of the reporting year (July 1 through June 30). Combining the due dates for these collections is not appropriate since they are different types of collections. Regulating on the due dates of these data requirements is not necessary because these data collections are reviewed through the OMB data collection process. Nothing prevents a State from collecting child count and service setting data at the same point in time for a particular reporting period if that reduces the

State’s burden in the data collection process.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter recommended that data elements for the annual report of children served be merged and condensed. One commenter requested that lead agencies be required to track: (1) premature infants who, at a later date, receive early intervention services but could have been served earlier if the State had presumptive eligibility criteria; and (2) families who decline services due to cost-sharing requirements.

Discussion: Following the amendments to the Act in 2004, the Department examined all of the then-existing Part C data collection requirements under section 618 of the Act.