The following definitions apply to §§303.402 through 303.417 in addition to the definition of personally identifiable information in §303.29 and disclosure in 34 CFR 99.3:
(a) Destruction means physical destruction of the record or ensuring that personal identifiers are removed from a record so that the record is no longer personally identifiable under §303.29.
(b) Early intervention records mean all records regarding a child that are required to be collected, maintained, or used under part C of the Act and the regulations in this part.
(c) Participating agency means any individual, agency, entity, or institution that collects, maintains, or uses personally identifiable information to implement the requirements in part C of the Act and the regulations in this part with respect to a particular child. A participating agency includes the lead agency and EIS providers and any individual or entity that provides any part C services (including service coordination, evaluations and assessments, and other part C services), but does not include primary referral sources, or public agencies (such as the State Medicaid or CHIP program) or private entities (such as private insurance companies) that act solely as funding sources for part C services.