WSR 06-13-014

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

[ Filed June 9, 2006, 2:20 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 67-25-446 Vocational rehabilitation -- Services to groups.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Ellen Drumheller, Department of Services for the Blind, P.O. Box 40933, Olympia, WA 98504-0933 , AND RECEIVED BY August 21, 2006.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose is to amend WAC 67-25-446 to add a subitem to subsection (1).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To comply with the 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 74.18 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 74.18 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of services for the blind, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Ellen Drumheller, Olympia, Washington, (360) 586-7022; Implementation and Enforcement: Lou Oma Durand, Seattle, Washington, (800) 552-7103.

June 9, 2006

Ellen Drumheller

Rules Coordinator

OTS-8955.1


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.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 67-25-325 Services available from other agencies.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office