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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department For Aging And Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 20. Provision of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

22VAC30-20-110. Individualized plan for employment content.

A. Regardless of the option in 22VAC30-20-100 chosen by the eligible individual for developing the individualized plan for employment, each plan for employment shall include the following:

1. A description of the employment outcome, as defined in 22VAC30-20-10, that is chosen by the eligible individual and is consistent with the individual's unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, career interests, and informed choice of the individual that is consistent with the general goal of competitive integrated employment;

2. A description of the vocational rehabilitation services provided under 22VAC30-20-120 that are needed to achieve the employment outcome, (i) including, as appropriate, the provision of assistive technology devices and services and personal assistance services, including training in the management of those services, and (ii) in the case of an eligible student or youth with a disability, the specific transition and support services needed to achieve the employment outcome or projected post-school employment outcome;

3. A provision for services to be provided in the most integrated setting that is appropriated for the services involved and consistent with the informed choice of the eligible individual;

4. Timelines for the achievement of the employment outcome and for the initiation of services;

5. A description of the entity chosen by the eligible individual or, as appropriate, the individual's representative that will provide the vocational rehabilitation services and the methods used to procure those services;

6. A description of the criteria that will be used to evaluate progress toward achievement of the employment outcome;

7. The terms and conditions of the individualized plan for employment, including, as appropriate, information describing (i) the responsibilities of the department, (ii) the responsibilities the eligible individual shall assume in relation to achieving the employment outcome, (iii) the extent of the eligible individual's participation in paying for the cost of services, (iv) the responsibility of the individual with regard to applying for and securing comparable services and benefits as described in 22VAC30-20-170, and (v) the responsibilities of other entities as the result of arrangements made pursuant to the comparable services or benefits requirements in 22VAC30-20-170;

8. A statement of the rights of the individual under this chapter and the means by which the individual may express and seek remedy for any dissatisfaction, including the opportunity for a review of determinations made by department personnel;

9. A statement of the availability of the Client Assistance Program;

10. The basis on which the individual has been determined to have achieved an employment outcome;

11. A statement concerning the expected need for post-employment services prior to closing the record of services of an individual who has achieved an employment outcome;

12. A description of the terms and conditions for the provision of any post-employment services; and

13. If appropriate, a statement of how post-employment services shall be provided or arranged through other entities as the result of arrangements made pursuant to the comparable benefits and services requirement.

B. Supported employment. In addition to the requirements in subsection A of this section, the individualized plan for employment for an individual with a most significant disability for whom supported employment has been determined appropriate shall also:

1. Specify the supported employment services to be provided by the department;

2. Specify the expected extended services needed, which may include natural supports;

3. Identify the source of extended services or, to the extent that it is not possible to identify the source of extended services at the time the individualized plan for employment is developed, include a description of the basis for concluding that there is a reasonable expectation that those sources will become available;

4. Provide for periodic monitoring to ensure that the individual is making satisfactory progress toward meeting the weekly work requirement established in the individualized plan for employment by the time of transition to extended services;

5. Provide for the coordination of services provided under an individualized plan for employment with services provided under other individualized plans established under other federal or state programs;

6. To the extent that job skills training is provided, identify that the training shall be provided on site; and

7. Include placement in an integrated setting for the maximum number of hours possible based on the unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice of individuals with the most significant disabilities.

C. Student with a disability. In addition to the requirements in subsection A of this section, the individualized plan for employment for a student with a disability shall be coordinated with the individualized education program or services under § 504 of the Act, as applicable for that individual, in terms of the goals, objectives, and services identified in the education program.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-131 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR595-01-1 § 11, eff. July 1, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 1, eff. November 2, 1994; Volume 17, Issue 7, eff. January 17, 2001; Volume 19, Issue 14, eff. April 24, 2003; Volume 33, Issue 10, eff. February 8, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 3, 2018.

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