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NC DIVISION OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION


Section:

A

Title:

Assessment

Current Effective Date:

02/08

Revision History:

Revised 07/99; 04/03


Individuals served by the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program will be informed about the availability of assessment Services. The service of Assessment is included in the Scope of Vocational Rehabilitation Services available to individuals. It is utilized for determining both Eligibility and VR needs. Assessment must be done by qualified personnel. It may also include, as appropriate, assessment by personnel skilled in assistive rehabilitation technology.

Applicants and eligible individuals must be provided assistance in exercising Informed Choice in decisions related to the provision of assessment services.

It is the responsibility of the qualified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to determine eligibility and VR needs. In order to do so, an assessment must be conducted, as appropriate, in each case. The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will:

A comprehensive assessment:

Once the individual’s determination of eligibility for VR services is completed, the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and the individual should develop, sign, and put into effect the IPE within ninety (90) calendar days unless the circumstances of the individual prevent this from occurring. Special circumstances will be documented in the case record and further justification every ninety (90) days thereafter and the individual is informed of the special circumstances.

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