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Affairs is now called the Bureau of Indian Education or BIE

and we have updated our references in §303.23(c)


Changes: We have replaced, in §303.23(c), references to

the Bureau of Indian Affairs with the Bureau of Indian Education.

Multidisciplinary (§303.24)

Comment: We received a significant number of comments concerning the definition of multidisciplinary.

Multidisciplinary was defined in proposed §303.24, with

respect to evaluation and assessment of a child, an IFSP Team, and IFSP development under subpart D of this part, as the involvement of two or more individuals from separate disciplines or professions or one individual who is qualified in more than one discipline or profession. Some commenters supported this definition because it would help States allocate personnel and resources and may be less overwhelming for some families.

However, the vast majority of commenters opposed this proposed definition with respect to its reference to the IFSP Team. Specifically, these commenters stated that permitting one individual, even if that individual is qualified in more than one discipline or profession, to serve as the sole member of the IFSP Team (other than the