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What reports are required when vocational rehabilitation plan development services are completed?
When plan development services are completed, the vocational rehabilitation provider must submit one of the following reports:
(1) Vocational rehabilitation plan.
The vocational rehabilitation provider must address the return to work priorities listed in RCW 51.32.095
(2) in the plan and explain why each preceding priority would not help the worker return to work. The vocational plan must also include the following information:
(a) An assessment of the worker's skills and abilities considering the worker's:
(i) Physical capacities and mental status;
(iii) Transferable skills gained through prior work experience, education, training, hobbies, volunteer experience or other nonwork related activities;
(b) Proposed occupational goal;
(c) The services necessary to enable the worker to become employable in the labor market;
(d) Labor market survey as defined in WAC 296-19A-140
, supportive of the worker's employability upon plan completion;
(e) Documentation of the time and costs required for completion of the plan;
(f) A medically approved job analysis for the proposed retraining job goal;
(g) A list of the skills the worker will acquire through retraining;
(h) A description of the services that will be provided prior to completion of the plan that will assist the worker to successfully transition to gainful employment;
(i) Any other information that may significantly affect the plan; and
(j) An accountability agreement signed by the vocational rehabilitation provider and worker that:
(i) Acknowledges that the vocational rehabilitation provider and the worker have reviewed, understand and agree to the vocational rehabilitation plan;
(ii) Sets forth the vocational rehabilitation provider's and worker's responsibilities for the successful implementation and completion of the vocational rehabilitation plan;
(iii) Details expectations regarding progress, attendance, and other factors influencing completion of the plan; and
(iv) Acknowledges the worker understands that failure to comply with the agreed expectation will result in initiation of the process to suspend benefits in accordance with RCW 51.32.110
and WAC 296-14-410
The vocational rehabilitation provider must use a statement approved by, or substantially similar to a statement used by, the department in order to document this agreement.
(2) Closing report. If the vocational rehabilitation provider has to stop plan development before a rehabilitation plan is approved, the vocational rehabilitation provider must submit a plan development closing report. The report must include:
(a) A list of the reasons the vocational rehabilitation provider cannot proceed with vocational rehabilitation plan development activities;
(b) Supporting documentation, such as: The goals that were researched, the job analyses that were developed, and/or labor market research as defined by WAC 296-19A-140
that was conducted; and
(c) An assessment addressing whether further vocational rehabilitation services may be necessary and likely to enable the worker to become employable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020
(2007 c 72). WSR 08-06-058, § 296-19A-100, filed 2/29/08, effective 3/31/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020
. WSR 03-11-009, § 296-19A-100, filed 5/12/03, effective 2/1/04; WSR 00-18-078, § 296-19A-100, filed 9/1/00, effective 6/1/01.]