[nfbmi-talk] goes to college programs too
joe harcz Comcast
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Wed Apr 28 17:46:06 UTC 2010
From: Rehab Act Rules...
(a) Policies. The State unit must develop and maintain written
policies covering the nature and scope of each of the vocational
rehabilitation services specified in Sec. 361.48 and the criteria under
which each service is provided. The policies must ensure that the
provision of services is based on the rehabilitation needs of each
individual as identified in that individual's IPE and is consistent
with the individual's informed choice. The written policies may not
establish any arbitrary limits on the nature and scope of vocational
rehabilitation services to be provided to the individual to achieve an
employment outcome. The policies must be developed in accordance with
the following provisions:
(b) Out-of-State services.
(1) The State unit may establish a preference for in-State
services, provided that the preference does not effectively deny an
individual a necessary service. If the individual chooses an out-of-
State service at a higher cost than an in-State service, if either
service would meet the individual's rehabilitation needs, the
designated State unit is not responsible for those costs in excess of
the cost of the in-State service.
(2) The State unit may not establish policies that effectively
prohibit the provision of out-of-State services.
(c) Payment for services.
(1) The State unit must establish and maintain written policies to
govern the rates of payment for all purchased vocational rehabilitation
(2) The State unit may establish a fee schedule designed to ensure
a reasonable cost to the program for each service, if the schedule is--
(i) Not so low as to effectively deny an individual a necessary
(ii) Not absolute and permits exceptions so that individual needs
can be addressed.
(3) The State unit may not place absolute dollar limits on specific
service categories or on the total services provided to an individual.
(d) Duration of services.
(1) The State unit may establish reasonable time periods for the
provision of services provided that the time periods are--
(i) Not so short as to effectively deny an individual a necessary
(ii) Not absolute and permit exceptions so that individual needs
can be addressed.
(2) The State unit may not establish absolute time limits on the
provision of specific services or on the provision of services to an
individual. The duration of each service needed by an individual must
be determined on an individual basis and reflected in that individual's
individualized plan for employment.
(e) Authorization of services. The State unit must establish
policies related to the timely authorization of services, including any
conditions under which verbal authorization can be given.
(Authority: Sections 12(c) and 101(a)(6) of the Act
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