In this manual, references to DARS now refer to TWC. The manual includes both links to public content and links to content available only to staff.

VR 2013 Revision Log

Revision Logs: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

February 2013

Chapter 1: Protection of Legal Rights

1.4.1 Confidentiality of HIV Status, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 2: Intake

The following sections were revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 3: Eligibility

The following sections were revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

 

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Chapter 4: Plan Development

4.3 Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE), revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 6: Academic, Vocational, and Technical Training

6.11 Vocational and Technical Training, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 7: Assistive Technology Unit

7.4 Services, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 11: Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center

The following sections were revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 12: Deafblind Services

12.4 Referral Procedure, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 14: Employment Assistance

14.11 Exhibit F—Summary of Employment Assistance Services, revised to update a position title.

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Chapter 21: Orientation and Mobility Services

21.3 Services Provided by In-House O&M Instructors Employed by DBS, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 23: Personal Assistance Services

23.5 Comparable Services, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 24: Physical and Mental Restoration Services

24.4 How to Purchase, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 30: Supported Employment Services

30.8 IPE for Supported Employment, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 33: Transition Services

The following sections were revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 35: Vocational Adjustment/Work Adjustment Training

35.1 Introduction, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 36: Vocational Diagnostic Unit

36.4 Referral Procedure, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 37: Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher

The following sections were revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 38: Closure

The following sections were revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 39: Post-Closure Services

The following sections were revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 40: Case Management

The following sections were revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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March 2013

Chapter 7: Assistive Technology Unit

7.4 Services, the following sections are revised to add a requirement to contact the Assistive Technology Unit to schedule consumer evaluations during the referral process:

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Chapter 29: Self-Employment

The following sections are revised to add and clarify reviewer responsibilities and to update a position title (employment assistance services (EAS) manager replaced by EAS field specialist):

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May 2013

Chapter 2: Intake

2.3.7 Basic Living Requirements, revised to update the reference to the Basic Living Requirements table, which is updated annually and posted on the DBS VR intranet site.

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Chapter 40: Case Management

40.1.6 Comprehensive Assessment, revised to replace reference to "preliminary assessment case notes" with "comprehensive assessment summary case note," and to update reference from TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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June 2013

Chapter 16: Job Coach Services

16.6 Purchase Procedures, revised to update job coaching reimbursement rates and purchasing directions and to remove the exception for DRS job coaching contracts because the service will no longer be needed.

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Chapter 33: Transition Services

33.4 Supported Employment, revised to clarify the process that Transition counselors follow in providing Supported Employment services.

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Chapter 38: Closure

38.2 Criteria for Closing Cases as Rehabilitated, 38.2.11 Suitable Occupation revised to clarify that "wages" refers to actual wages, but "in-kind contributions" does not.

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July 2013

Chapter 1: Protection of Legal Rights

1.6 Reporting Allegations of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation revised to update links to new Business Procedures Manual, Chapter 36: Incident Reporting.

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The following chapters were revised to update or add links to the new Business Procedures Manual, Chapter 35: Language Services.

August 2013

Chapter 11: Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center

Revisions throughout chapter to align VR policy with the redesigned CCRC program and new CCRC Policy Manual (to be published September 2013).

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October 2013

Replaced all references to DARS1514 and DARS1517-1 with ReHabWorks series form numbers: DARS5060, Permission to Collect Information and DARS5061, Notice and Consent for Disclosure of Personal Information.

Chapter 3: Eligibility

3.4.1 Exceptions to the 60-Day Rule, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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Chapter 4: Plan Development

4.4.2 Definition of Comparable Services and Benefits, revised to delete rehabilitation technology from the list of services that are exempt from the comparable services or benefits requirement.

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Chapter 11: Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center

11.4.2 Referrals for the Training Program, revised to align VR policy with the new CCRC Policy Manual, including the requirement for a CCRC consumer to provide a current criminal background report.

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Chapter 40: Case Management

40.8.3 Completing a Caseload Inventory, revised to update TWorks to ReHabWorks.

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November 2013

The DARS Information Resources unit officially changed to DARS Information Technology on November 1, 2013. All references to Information Resources or IR have been changed accordingly.

Chapter 6: Academic, Vocational, and Technical Training

6.1.13 Private and/or Out-of-State Colleges and Universities for Academic, Vocational and Technical Training, revised to clarify when DBS can purchase private vocational, technical, or academic training in lieu of education at Texas public colleges and training programs.

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Chapter 40: Case Management

40.4.3 Procedure for Transfer, revised to clarify policy for the staff regarding case transfers.

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Chapter 41: Required Approvals and Consultations

41.1 Required Approvals and/or Consultations General Guidelines for VR Purchasing Approval Levels, new section added to establish basic statewide operating principles for this chapter.

The following sections were revised to include the VR supervisor in the purchasing approval levels and to add direction on management and consultations needed for policy exceptions.

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