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child is--

(i) Suspected of having a disability, after notice is

provided under §303.421 and once parental consent is

obtained as required in §303.420, an evaluation and

assessment of the child must be conducted under §303.321;


(ii) Not suspected of having a disability, the lead agency or EIS provider must ensure that notice of that

determination is provided to the parent under §303.421, and

that the notice describes the parent’s right to request an


(3) If the parent of the child requests and consents to an evaluation at any time during the screening process,

evaluation of the child must be conducted under §303.321,

even if the lead agency or EIS provider has determined under paragraph (a)(2)(ii) of this section that the child is not suspected of having a disability.

(b) Definition of screening procedures. Screening procedures--

(1) Means activities under paragraphs (a)(1) and (a) (2) of this section that are carried out by, or under the supervision of, the lead agency or EIS provider to identify, at the earliest possible age, infants and toddlers suspected of having a disability and in need of