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VR 2008 Revision Log

Revision Logs: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

January 2008

Chapter 6: Academic, Vocational, and Technical Training

6.1 Overview, to make minor wording changes.

Jan 2008 Ch 6 Mark-up

Chapter 11: Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center

11.5.1 Case Transfers to the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, to describe the referral process from IL to VR while the consumer is attending CCRC.

Jan 2008 Ch 11 Mark-up

Chapter 20: On-the-Job Training

20.1 Introduction, to clarify that OJT cannot be counted toward the 90 days of employment required for closure.

Jan 2008 Ch 20 Mark-up

Chapter 25: Reader Services for People Who Are Blind

Various sections revised to reflect changes in the process of acquiring these services from available vendors.

Jan 2008 Ch 25 Mark-up

Chapter 32: Telecommunications, Sensory, and Other Technological Aids and Devices

32.1 Introduction, to include additional available technological devices and make minor wording changes.

Jan 2008 Ch 32 Mark-up

Chapter 38: Closure

38.3.4 Reasons for Unsuccessful Closures/Referred to Another Agency, to comply with the federal VR regulations regarding referrals to workforce development programs.

Jan 2008 Ch 38 Mark-up

Chapter 40: Case Management

40.6 Updating Case Recording, to provide additional direction to counselors regarding case record updates.

Jan 2008 Ch 40 Mark-up

April 2008

Chapter 2: Intake

2.1.5 Completing the Profile, to correct an error regarding when medical records may be purchased for an applicant in the hospital, and to make minor wording changes.

Apr 2008 Ch 2 Mark-up

Chapter 4: Planning

4.3.3 Instructions for Completion of the IPE (DARS2303), to delete section on supported employment and to make minor wording changes.

Apr 2008 Ch 4 Mark-up

Chapter 6: Academic, Vocational, and Technical Training

Apr 2008 Ch 6 Mark-up

Chapter 33: Transition Services

33.1.3 Legal Basis, to add the word "improvement" and the year "2004" to the title of "Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)."

Chapter 40: Case Management

40.4.3 Procedure before Transfer, to allow paper case folders to be mailed by UPS or FedEx in addition to certified mail and to make minor wording changes.

Apr 2008 Ch 40 Mark-up

May 2008

Chapter 1: Protection of Legal Rights

1.6 Reporting Abuse or Neglect, to amend policy to refer to new DARS-wide policy regarding abuse and neglect.

May 2008 Ch 1 Mark-up

July 2008

Chapter 1: Protection of Legal Rights

1.4.1 Confidentiality of HIV Status, added to emphasize confidentiality of HIV status in case files.

Chapter 17: Job Readiness Training and Job Placement

17.1 Job Readiness Training (JRT), to clarify wording and modify "Job Readiness" to "Job Readiness Training" throughout the chapter.

Jul 2008 Ch 17 Mark-up

Chapter 40: Case Management

40.1 Case Notes/40.1.3 What Not to Include, to add HIV status to the list of information omitted from case notes and to make minor wording changes.

Jul 2008 Ch 40 Mark-up

October 2008

Chapter 2: Intake

2.1.11 IPE Completed, to remove the requirement for the consumer to sign the SSA-1365 for the Ticket to Work program.

Oct 2008 Ch 2 Mark-up

Chapter 6: Academic, Vocational, and Technical Training

6.5 Books and Supplies, to remove spending caps on the purchase of books or supplies for consumers in college and university training, and to remove the requirement for supervisory approval of book and supply purchases above these caps..

Oct 2008 Ch 6 Mark-up

Chapter 22: Other Goods and Services

22.2 Example, to remove an invalid example—DBS cannot pay for insurance premiums for business equipment, premises, and liability.

Oct 2008 Ch 22 Mark-up

Chapter 30: Supported Employment

Entire chapter revised to standardize the supported employment policies of the Division for Rehabilitation Services and the Division for Blind Services..

Oct 2008 Ch 30 Mark-up

Chapter 41: Required Approvals and Consultations

Revised to remove the caps on the amount spent on a consumer's books and supplies, and to remove the requirement for field director approval for amounts over those cap limits.

Oct 2008 Ch 41 Mark-up

November 2008

Chapter 1: Protection of Legal Rights

Nov 2008 Ch 1 Mark-up