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VR 2015 Revision Log

Revision Logs: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

May 2015

Chapter 1: Protection of Legal Rights

1.6 Reporting Allegations of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation, revised to update and align policy related to reporting of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

May Ch 1 Mark-up

Chapter 33: Transition Services

Transition Services, Section 3.2, revised to reduce duplicative work in the documentation and to better facilitate the plan development process for Transition Program consumers.

May Ch 33 Mark-up

August 2015

Chapter 3: Eligibility

3.14.5 Designating the Level of Significance in ReHabWorks, revised as recommended by the Director's of Program Management to clarify how to make a change in the level of significance, if required.

Aug Ch 3 Mark-up

Chapter 10: Counseling and Guidance

Revised as recommended by the Directors of Program Management to clarify the definition of Counseling and Guidance and the requirements of documentation.

Aug Ch 10 Mark-up

Chapter 39: Post-Closure Services

39.1 through 39.3.1, revised as recommended by the Directors of Program Management to clarify the definition of Post Closure Services and the requirements of documentation.

Aug Ch 39 Mark-up

September 2015

Chapter 42: DARS Business Relations

New chapter added on DARS Business Relations.

Sept Ch 42 Mark-up

October 2015

Chapter 6: Academic, Vocational, and Technical Training

6.8 Maintenance, revised to align with Division for Rehabilitation Services (DRS) policy on maintenance payments for students in college.

Oct Ch 6 Mark-up

Chapter 18: Maintenance

Chapter revised to align with Division for Rehabilitation Services (DRS) policy on maintenance payments for consumers.

Oct Ch 18 Mark-up

Chapter 30: Supported Employment Services

The following sections were revised to clarify directions to service providers and counselors, and to align with the Division for Rehabilitation Services policy and revised service documentation forms.

Oct Ch 30 Mark-up

Chapter 33: Transition Services

Chapter revised to reflect new language and definitions around transition services found in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act legislation.

Oct Ch 33 Mark-up

Chapter 37: Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher

Chapter revised to correct spelling and grammatical errors and to update links to related documents.

Oct Ch 37 Mark-up

Chapter 41: Required Approvals and Consultations

Chapter revised to align with the Division for Rehabilitation Services policy.

Oct Ch 41 Mark-up

November 2015

Chapter 3: Eligibility

The following sections were revised to remove references to extended evaluation and clarify policy related to pre-eligibility trial work, quality monitoring and veteran services, per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Nov Ch 3 Mark-up

Chapter 4: Assessing and Planning

4.6 Social Security Recipients and Beneficiaries, revised to remove references to extended evaluation and clarify policy related to pre-eligibility trial work, quality monitoring and veteran services, per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Nov Ch 4 Mark-up

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

32.5 Applying Agency Policy, revised to remove references to extended evaluation and clarify policy related to pre-eligibility trial work, quality monitoring and veteran services, per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Nov Ch 32 Mark-up

December 2015

Chapter 2: Intake

Chapter revised to remove references to extended evaluation, and clarify pre-eligibility trial work, per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Dec Ch 2 Mark-up

Chapter 3: Eligibility

Chapter revised to remove references to extended evaluation and clarify policy related to pre-eligibility trial work, quality monitoring and veteran services, per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Dec Ch 3 Mark-up

Chapter 4: Assessing and Planning

4.3.3 Instructions for Completion of the IPE (DARS5151), revised to remove references to extended evaluation and clarify policy related to pre-eligibility trial work, quality monitoring and veteran services, per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Dec Ch 4 Mark-up

Chapter 5: Training Overview

Dec Ch 5 Mark-up

Chapter 30: Supported Employment Services

Chapter revised collaboratively with DRS to align with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Rehabilitation Act.

Dec Ch 30 Mark-up

Chapter 33: Transition Services

Dec Ch 33 Mark-up

Chapter 37: Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher

Chapter revised to remove references to extended evaluation and clarify policy related to pre-eligibility trial work, quality monitoring and veteran services, per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Dec Ch 37 Mark-up

Chapter 38: Closure

Chapter revised to remove references to extended evaluation and clarify policy related to pre-eligibility trial work, quality monitoring and veteran services, per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Dec Ch 38 Mark-up

Chapter 40: Case Management

Chapter revised to align with the new memorandum of understanding with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Sunset recommendations to provide clear instructions to staff in relation to working with the VA MOU and case reviews.

Dec Ch 40 Mark-up