Draft State Plan, Client Services Manual revisions announced
The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) sought public input on the draft fiscal year 2014 State Plan and proposed changes to several DRS Client Services Manual sections. West Virginians with disabilities and other vocational rehabilitation stakeholders were encouraged to review and comment on the documents.
DRS held two public meetings in May 2013 and received comments from April 19 to May 13. The public meetings were held on May 1 (in Charleston) and May 2 (in Morgantown). DRS requested comments be submitted in writing via email, fax or mail.
The resulting comments and responses are posted below.
Public meetings in Morgantown, Charleston to assess planned policy revisions
The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services is seeking public input on:
- The Division's Goals and Objectives for fiscal year 2014
- The Division's Strategies for meeting its goals and objectives
- The Division's plan to implement an Order of Selection, in accordance with Section 2200 of the Division's Client Services Manual
- Changes to Section 2100, Determining Significance of Disability, of the Division's Client Services Manual
- Changes to Section 2400, Intake and Case Management, of the Division's Client Services Manual
- Changes to Section 2504, Special Considerations for Eligibility, of the Division's Client Services Manual
- Changes to Section 3600, Rehabilitation Training, of the Division's Client Services Manual
- Changes to Section 3802.5, Specialty Consultations, of the Division's Client Services Manual
- Changes to Section 4304.4, Vehicle Purchase, of the Division's Client Services Manual
The Division will conduct public meetings in Charleston and Morgantown to give West Virginia residents the opportunity to provide input on these proposals.
|Date||May 1, 2013|
|Location||Division of Rehabilitation Services
Charleston District Office
4701 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
|Date||May 2, 2013|
|Location||Division of Rehabilitation Services
Morgantown Branch Office
1415 Earl Core Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
The Division will also accept comments on these proposals beginning April 12, 2013. Written or emailed comments must be postmarked or time-stamped no later than May 13, 2013.
Requests for a sign language interpreter, materials in alternate formats or other needed accommodations to participate in the meetings must be received by April 24, 2013.
Written comments and requests for accommodations must be submitted before the above deadlines, by email to Tracy Carr, by fax at 304-559-1687, or by postal mail to this address ...
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
107 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Attention: Tracy Carr
Questions may be directed by email to Tracy Carr, who also may be reached by phone at 800-642-8207 or 304-356-2060.
Public comments received on goals and objectives, DRS responds
Public comments were received from May 4 until June 12 by the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services on the Division's draft goals and objectives for Fiscal Year 2013 and on the Division's plan to implement an Order of Selection, in accordance with Section 2200 of the Division's Client Services Manual. Comments were received in writing and at two public meetings, on June 4 in Charleston and on June 5 in Morgantown.
A summary of the public comments and the Division's responses is linked below.
DRS revises client services policies
The WV Division of Rehabilitation Services has revised its policies governing substance abuse and complex diseases as they relate to eligibility for services, and has clarified special considerations for dental and orthodontic services.
These policy changes follow a public comment period that ended with a public meeting on Dec. 12, 2011. Details of the public comments, and the agency’s response to these comments, are contained in the document linked below.
DRS revises economic need policy
The WV Division of Rehabilitation Services has revised its policy that governs the economic need assessment of all applicants for DRS services.
The policy change followed a Jan. 6 public meeting at which no public comment was received. The agency also received no written comments, which were accepted until January 13, 2011.
DRS revises driver education policy
A public meeting was conducted on Monday, April 30, 2010, to discuss policy changes proposed by the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) in accordance with provisions of the federal Rehabilitation Act.
DRS received no public comments related to the proposed revision.
DRS announces policy revisions
After a thorough review with public participation, the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services has revised policies as detailed in the documents linked below.