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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES,
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

 

DIVISION 100

ORDER OF SELECTION FOR VOCATIONAL
REHABILITATION SERVICES

 582-100-0040

Order of Selection for Services

(1) If the full range of vocational rehabilitation services cannot be provided to all eligible individuals who apply, the Administrator of OVRS shall invoke an Order of Selection.

(2) During an Order of Selection, OVRS shall continue to provide all needed services to any individual who is in active plan status prior to the effective date of the order of selection, including clients receiving or subsequently eligible for post-employment services as described at OAR 582-001-0010(36).

(3) During an Order of Selection, OVRS shall continue to provide services needed to determine eligibility.

(4) As part of the eligibility determination, OVRS shall determine the priority category in which eligible clients qualify.

(5) Priority of Service Order. Open plans implemented before the effective date of an Order of Selection and individuals needing Post Employment services shall not be impacted. The following priorities shall be applied statewide:

(a) Priority One. Eligible persons who meet all three of the following criteria shall be served first, in the order of each individual's date of application:

(A) The individual is classified with a Most Significant Disability consistent with OAR 582-001-0010(22); and

(B) The individual has a severe mental or physical impairment that seriously limits three or more functional capacities (mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, interpersonal skills, work tolerance, or work skills) in terms of an employment outcome; and

(C) The individual is expected to require two or more vocational rehabilitation services over an extended period of time to achieve or maintain a successful employment outcome.

(b) Priority Two. Eligible persons not qualifying as Priority One who meet all three of the following criteria shall be served second, in the order of each individual's date of application:

(A) The individual is classified with a Most Significant Disability consistent with OAR 582-001-0010(22); and

(B) The individual has a severe mental or physical impairment that seriously limits two functional capacities (mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, interpersonal skills, work tolerance, or work skills) in terms of an employment outcome; and

(C) The individual is expected to require two or more vocational rehabilitation services over an extended period of time to achieve or maintain a successful employment outcome.

(c) Priority Three. Eligible persons classified with a significant disability consistent with OAR 582-001-0010(23) shall be served third, in the order of each individual's date of application;

(d) Priority Four. All other eligible persons shall be served fourth in the order of each individual's date of application.

(6) The count of functional capacities to determine whether an individual has a most significant disability consistent with OAR 582-001-0010(22) and to determine the priority of the individual for an Order of Selection under 582-100-0040 shall be based a count of the following seven items only: mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, interpersonal skills, work tolerance, and work skills. Sub-categories within these seven capacities are not counted for this determination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.540
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.511 - 344.690 & 344.710 - 344.730
Hist.: VRD 3-1980, f. & ef. 7-2-80; VRD 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-11-91; VRD 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-93; VRS 5-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-04; VRS 2-2005, f. 4- 20-05, cert. ef. 7-1-05; VRS 5-2008(Temp), f. 12-18-08, cert. ef. 12-19-08 thru 6-16-09; VRS 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-09

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