The purpose of this summary is to outline changes to the Standards Manual for Consumer Services Contract Providers. These changes are effective January 3, 2005.
|Manual Chapter||Description of Change|
|Global Changes|| The State of Texas seal on the Table of Contents page has been updated to reflect the new Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services logo.
This change also affects the Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures Manual. Please note, however, that the Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures Manual has no other changes.
|Chapter 1.06||Requirements for All Providers has been revised as follows.
Communication Needs has been updated to clarify:
|Chapter 3.02||Service Rates has been updated as follows.
1. Work Adjustment Training:
2. O&M Training - Individualized Services Only:
3. O&M Training - Group Services Only:
|Chapter 3.03||Mileage for authorized travel by private vehicle has been increased from $.35 per mile to $.50 per mile.|
|Chapter 3.05||Item #10: The title of the DARS2894 O&M Services Assessment and Recommendations form has been changed to O&M Services Assessment form, and the form has been reformatted to ensure accessibility.|
|Chapter 5.03||In Chapter 5.03 (Independent Living Services - Individualized Skills Training Only), the title of the DARS2890 Independent Living Services Initial Assessment form has been changed to Independent Living Services Comprehensive Assessment form, and the form has been reformatted to ensure accessibility.|
|Chapter 5.09||In Chapter 5.09 (Diabetes Self-Management Education Services), the list of items included on the DARS2881 Recommendations for Adaptive Diabetes Equipment and Supplies form has been updated, and the form has been reformatted to ensure accessibility.|
|Chapter 5.11||Chapter 5.11 Orientation and Mobility Training has been extensively revised including but not limited to:
|Sample Contract||Under XVII. Termination of Contract, the sample contract has been amended to incorporate the addition of a new Paragraph F and the subsequent paragraph has been renumbered Paragraph G.
The new paragraph reads: