WSR 06-18-049

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES

FOR THE BLIND

[ Filed August 30, 2006, 11:28 a.m. , effective September 30, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The purpose is to amend WAC 67-25-446 to add a subsection to subsection (1), and to comply with the 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 67-25 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 74.18 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-13-014 on June 9, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 22, 2006.

Ellen Drumheller

Rules Coordinator

OTS-8955.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-08-097, filed 4/4/05, effective 5/5/05)

WAC 67-25-446   Vocational rehabilitation -- Services to groups.   (1) The department may provide the following vocational rehabilitation services to groups of individuals:

(a) Establishment, development, or improvement of a public or other nonprofit employment service provider providing services that promote integration and competitive employment.

(b) Development and implementation of services that enhance the use of modes of communication or telecommunications for individuals with disabilities.

(c) Technical assistance and support services, such as job site modification and other reasonable accommodations, for businesses not subject to Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that are seeking to employ individuals with disabilities.

(d) Establishment of small business enterprises, operated by individuals with the most significant disabilities under supervision of the department, including, management services and supervision, and the acquisition of vending facilities, equipment, initial stocks, and supplies.

(e) ((Other services that promise to contribute substantially to the rehabilitation of a group of individuals but that are not related directly to the individualized plan for employment of any one individual.)) Consultation services to assist educational agencies in transition of students with disabilities to post-school activities, including employment.

(f) Other services that promise to contribute substantially to the rehabilitation of a group of individuals, but that are not related directly to the individualized plan for employment of any one individual.

(2) Services to groups are provided in accordance with department procedures for the provision of these services.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.18 RCW. 05-08-097, 67-25-446, filed 4/4/05, effective 5/5/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.15 RCW. 95-06-057, 67-25-446, filed 2/28/95, effective 3/31/95. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.18 RCW. 92-09-090, 67-25-446, filed 4/17/92, effective 5/18/92. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 194 18. 84-01-042 (Order 83-08), 67-25-446, filed 12/15/83. Formerly WAC 67-20-446.]

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