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This log lists all revisions made to the online DARS Division for Rehabilitation Services Standards for Providers since 9/5/00. Please note that prior to March 2004, this manual was the Texas Rehabilitation Commission's Standards for Providers manual, and some revisions noted below may contain references to TRC policies or forms that are no longer current.

Chapter Revision Date Description
Chapter 9: Extended Rehabilitation Services 9/1/03 Deleted:  chapter.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 7/1/03 TRC150, Application - Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) Providers. Clarified: that licensure is for residential chemical dependency treatment facilities.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 7/1/03 Licensure by Other Agencies. Clarified: that licensure is for residential chemical dependency treatment facilities.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 7/1/03 Service Provider Qualifications. Revised:  "completed I-9" replaces "Proof of citizenship".
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 7/1/03 Grievance Procedure & Consumer Assistance Program. Deleted:  reference to ERS programs.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 7/1/03 Safety Program Description. Clarified: information required on the provider incident report.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 7/1/03 Local Fire Code. Updated: to reflect current fire marshal practices.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 7/1/03 General Community Rehabilitation Program Fees section/Job Placement listing. Revised: wording to parallel RSM.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 7/1/03 "No Show Payment". Revised: to clarify that TRC pays for two "no shows" and the CRP is reimbursed at 50% of the one-day fee instead of $50.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 7/1/03 Individualized Adjustment Plan (in WAT). Added: "Payment may be made for WAT during this initial period."
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 7/1/03 Individualized Adjustment Plan (in PSAT). Added: "Payment may be made for PSAT during this initial period."
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 7/1/03 Interview Skills Training. Revised: recorded interview format.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 7/1/03 Job Placement/Documentation/Fees--After 90 days of Employment. Revised: "the fee limits change" replaces "TRC pays 100 percent of the consumer's weekly gross earnings for the most recent full week or $200, whichever is less."
Chapter 3: Standards for Room, Board, and Supervised Living Providers (formerly "Halfway Houses") 7/1/03 Residential Service Provider Requirements.  Revised: to allow for exemption from TCADA requirements.  Clarified: that licensure is for residential chemical dependency treatment facilities.
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 7/1/03 Licensure.  Revised: to allow for exemption from TCADA requirements.  Clarified: that licensure is for residential chemical dependency treatment facilities.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 7/1/03 Fees for Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services section/Job Placement listing. Revised: wording to parallel RSM.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 7/1/03 Interview Skills Training. Revised: recorded interview format.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 7/1/03 Job Placement/Documentation/Fees--After 90 days of Employment. Revised: "the fee limits change" replaces "TRC pays 100 percent of the consumer's weekly gross earnings for the most recent full week or $200, whichever is less".
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 7/1/03 Assessment for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. Deleted: outdated policy.
Chapter 8: Grant Administration Standards 7/1/03 Final Report of Expenditures/Records. Clarified: information contained in audited financial statements.  Added: due date information.
Chapter 8: Grant Administration Standards 7/1/03 Independent Single Audit/Requirements. Clarified: auditing requirements for grants exceeding $300,000.  Added:  due date information.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 General Community Rehabilitation Program Fees/Fees for Work Oriented Community Rehabilitation Programs. Combined: both tables.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Vocational Assessment. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Job Application Training/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Interviewing Skills Training/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Job Seeking Skills Training/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Resume Development/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Job Placement/Documentation/Fees—Upon First Day of Paid Employment. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Job Placement/Documentation/Fees—After 90 Days of Employment Added: “TRC pays the provider a job placement fee (see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Vocational Adjustment Training / Documentation/ Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Job Coaching/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Services Leading to Supported Employment/Job Skills Training. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 10/1/02 Services Leading to Supported Employment/ Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 2-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Fees for Community Rehabilitation Programs for Hearing Impaired/Job PlacementChanged:  "...100% of last full week’s gross earnings” to “… usually 100% of last full week’s gross earnings.”
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Exceptions to Above Fees. Added: Services Leading to Supported Employment to the Deaf.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Job Quest Training/Job Application Training/ Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 6-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Interviewing Skills Training/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 6-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Job Seeking Skills Training/Description of Service/ Outcome. Revised: clarifies that the consumer takes the lead on the tasks listed.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Job Seeking Skills Training/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 6-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Resume Development/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 6-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Job Placement/Overview/ Documentation/ Fees—Upon First Day of Paid Employment. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 6-0005).”  Deleted:  fee amount.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Job Placement/ Overview/ Documentation/ Fees—After 90 Days of Employment. Added: “TRC pays the provider a job placement fee (see Fee Schedule 6-0005).”
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT)/ Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 6-0005).” Deleted: fee amount.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Job Coaching/Documentation/Fees. Added: “(see Fee Schedule 6-0005).” Deleted: fee amount.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 10/1/02 Services Leading to Supported Employment for the Deaf. Added: “For fees for this service, see Fee Schedule 6-0005.”
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 9/3/02 Approval of Services/ TRC Standards section. Added: new policy covering cost of providing paper copies of revisions.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 9/3/02 Staff/ Service Provider Qualifications section. Revised: identifies who signs the TRC455, Community Rehabilitation Program Staff Information.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Table of Contents. Revised: "Other Support Services" changed to "Other Job Stabilization Services".
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Fees/ General Community Rehabilitation Program Fees section. Revised: fee amounts.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Fees/ Fees for Work Oriented Community Rehabilitation Programs section. Revised: fee amounts.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Job Quest Training (JQT)/ Job Seeking Skills Training section. Revised: clarifies that the consumer takes the lead on the tasks listed.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Job Placement/ Documentation/ Fees-Upon First Day of Paid Employment section. Revised: fee amounts.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT)/  Documentation/Fees section. Revised: fee amounts.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Job Coaching/ Documentation/Fees section. Revised: fee amounts.  "...as long as working with multiple consumers does not decrease the quality of service." changed to "...as long as the quality of service is not compromised."
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Services Leading to Supported Employment/ Description of Services and Billable Activities/ Job Skills Training section. Revised: fee amount.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Services Leading to Supported Employment/ Description of Services and Billable Activities/ Other Job Stabilization Services section. Revised: to clarify the supported employment process before transitioning.    "...as long as working with multiple consumers does not decrease the quality of service." changed to "...as long as the quality of service is not compromised."
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 9/3/02 Services Leading to Supported Employment/ Documentation/Fees section. Revised: fee amounts.
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 9/3/02 Assessment and Planning/ Assessment section.  Added: "activities of daily living" and "mobility".
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 9/3/02 Table of Contents.  Revised: "Job Coach for the Deaf" changed to "Job Coach and Supported Employment Providers for the Deaf".
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 9/3/02 Table of Contents.  Added: "Services Leading to Supported Employment for the Deaf".
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 9/3/02 Fees/ Fees for Community Rehabilitation Programs for Hearing Impaired section Revised: fee amounts.  Added:  "Services Leading to Supported Employment" and "Post Acute Brain Injury Services".
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 9/3/02 Staff Qualifications/ Job Coach and Supported Employment Providers for the Deaf section Added:  qualifications.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 9/3/02 Job Coaching/ Overview/ Documentation/Fees section Revised:  fee amounts.    "...as long as working with multiple consumers does not decrease the quality of service." changed to "...as long as the quality of service is not compromised."
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 9/3/02 Services Leading to Supported Employment for the Deaf.  New:  supported employment services and rates for the deaf.
Chapter 6: Community Rehabilitation Programs for Deaf, Speech & Hearing Impaired Services 5/17/02 Job Placement. Deleted: "First Job Placement Fee for Consumers Who are Deaf."
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 2/19/02  Procurement Standards. Deleted: "religion" to make consistent with RSM and FPS.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 2/19/02 2-0530 Job Skills Training. Revised: last bullet to match RSM text.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 2/19/02 2-0520 Job Stabilization. Added: parentheses and ", when needed" to match RSM text.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 2/5/02 2-0520 Job Stabilization. Added: "Extended Services which may include." 
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 2/5/02 Minor clarifying text revisions.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 2/5/02 Minor clarifying text revisions.
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 2/5/02 Minor clarifying text revisions.
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 1/28/02 5-0080 Correction: Deleted "and Supported Employment Providers."
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 Entire Chapter: Changed: "Independent Living Centers" to "Centers for Independent Living;"    
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 Changed: references to "Community Rehabilitation Programs" and/ or "Centers for Independent Living" and/or "Designated Service Providers" to "Providers;"  
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 1-0080 Revised: "Application Process for New CRPs." 
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 Changed: "Designated Service Providers" to "Other Providers."
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 1-0130 Changed: "Applicable Standards."
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 1-0160 Deleted:  "Monitoring Team" and references thereto. Changed: "Rehabilitation Services Monitoring Unit" to "Buyer Support Services Monitoring Unit (BSSMU). Formatted for clarity and readability.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 1-0180 Deleted: "randomly selected" from "randomly selected sample."
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 1-0210 Deleted: "which includes a list of the services that have been approved."
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 1-0410 Deleted: "in ILCs and DSPs."
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 1/22/02 1-0510 Deleted: "in ILCs and DSPs." Added: "10. For Services Leading to Supported Employment" and references to TRC 406, TRC 495, and TRC 431.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 1/22/02 2-0010 Deleted: "Skills Training $330 per month $16 per day." Added: "Work Adjustment Training $3.60 per hour."
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 1/22/02 2-0080 Added: "and Supported Employment Providers."
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 1/22/02 2-0520  Revised: to make consistent with RSM.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 1/22/02 2-0530  Revised: to make consistent with RSM.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 1/22/02 2-0325 Revised: to make consistent with RSM.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 1/22/02 2-0550 Revised: to make consistent with RSM.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 1/22/02 2-0560 Revised: to make consistent with RSM.
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 1/22/02 5-0080 Added: "and Supported Employment Providers."  (1/28/02 - See 1/28/02 correction above.)
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 1/22/02 5-0220 Revised: to make consistent with RSM.
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 1/22/02 5-0140 Deleted: the word "advanced" from "advanced post acute brain injury." Changed: "investigatory agency" to "enforcement and/or regulatory agency."
Chapter 7: Program Standards for Centers for Independent Living 1/22/02 Revised:  TRC161, Consumer Demographic Information.
Chapter 4: Standards for Vehicle Modifications 11/7/01 New chapter (formerly a separate manual: Standards for Vehicle Adaptations), that describes standards for vehicle modification.
Chapter 7: Program Standards for Centers for Independent Living 11/1/01 Entire chapter.  Revised: policies brought into compliance with state and federal regulations;  "Program Standards for Independent Living Centers" changed to "Program Standards for Centers for Independent Living".  Added:  two sections entitled "Plan Development and Case Management" and "Reports Submitted".  New:  TRC161, Consumer Demographic Information.
Chapter 8: Grant Administration Standards 11/1/01 Entire chapter.  Revised: policies brought into compliance with state and federal regulations; chapter reorganized.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0065, TRC Standards.  Changed:  Removed references to paper copy of TRC Standards, now available to providers on the internet.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0090, Grandfathering.  Deleted:  section.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0200, Corrective Action Plan.  Added: instructions to assist providers in developing CAPs.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0330, Insurance Coverage.  Added: documentation of liability insurance coverage must be provided to TRC.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0340, Wage Exemption Certificate.  Added: copy of Wage Exemption Certificate must be provided to TRC.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0370, Service Provider Qualifications.  Added: "contract personnel" to those who must have documents on file.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0380, Staff Training.  Added: text regarding fixed locations.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0435, Definitions of Abuse, Exploitation, and Neglect.  New: section.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0475, Referrals to TRC.  New: section.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0510, Consumer or Consumer Case Records.  New:  9.  For Post Acute Brain Injury Program.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0515, Changes to Services.  Changed:  "regional director (or designee)" to "TRC area manager."
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0550, Safety Program Description.  Added: notification requirement to TRC when incidents affecting health and safety of consumers occur.
Chapter 1: Basic Standards 6/1/01 1-0560, Local Fire Code.  Added: copy of appropriate certificate of compliance must be provided to TRC.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 6/1/01 2-0140, Vocational Evaluator.  Added:  Final report must contain original signature.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 6/1/01 2-0343, Documentation/Fees--Upon First Day of Paid Employment.  Added:  Consumer must actually begin work in order for placement to be paid.  Multiple paid placements allowed with prior approval.
Chapter 2: Standards for Work-Oriented Community Rehabilitation 6/1/01 2-0395, [Job Coach] Overview.  Added:  transportation services training.
Chapter 3: Standards for Room, Board, and Supervised Living Providers (formerly "Halfway Houses") 6/1/01 Chapter title.  Revised:  "Standards for Residential Services in a Supervised Environment" changed to "Standards for Room, Board, and Supervised Living Providers (formerly "Halfway Houses")".
Chapter 3: Standards for Room, Board, and Supervised Living Providers (formerly "Halfway Houses") 6/1/01 3-0200, Provider Vehicles.  Added:  additional safety measures.
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 6/1/01 Chapter title.  Revised:  "Standards for Advanced Post Acute Brain Injury Services" changed to "Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers".
Chapter 5: Standards for Post Acute Brain Injury Service Providers 6/1/01 5-0410, Provider Vehicles.  Added:  additional safety measures.
Standards Forms Contents 6/1/01 TRC160, Quarterly Program Performance Report.  New:  form now available electronically