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the involvement of two or more individuals from separate disciplines or professions, one of whom must be the service

coordinator (consistent with §303.343(a)(1)(iv)).

With respect to evaluation of the child and

assessments of the child and family, §303.321(a) requires

that all evaluations and assessments be conducted by qualified personnel. Qualified personnel, as defined in

§303.31, means personnel who have met State approved or

recognized certification, licensing, registration, or other comparable requirements that apply to the areas in which the individuals are conducting evaluations or assessments or providing early intervention services. Therefore, if one individual completes an evaluation while representing two or more separate disciplines or professions, that

individual would have to meet the definition of qualified

personnel in each area in which the individual is conducting the evaluation or assessment. Given these standards and requirements, we have retained the proposed definition to indicate that multidisciplinary means the involvement of two or more separate disciplines or professions and may include one individual who is qualified in more than one discipline or profession.

Finally, for clarity, we have added cross-references to the use of the term multidisciplinary, where