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What if a DVR counselor makes a decision about my VR services that I don't agree with?

(1) If a DVR counselor makes a decision that affects the VR services provided to you that you don't agree with, you may try to resolve the disagreement by any one of the following or a combination of the following:
(a) Seek assistance from the client assistance program, talk to the VR counselor, talk to the VR supervisor, or talk to the DVR director or his or her designee;
(b) Request mediation; and/or
(c) Request a fair hearing.
(2) You may request a fair hearing and/or mediation while you continue to work with the DVR counselor, VR supervisor or DVR director or designee to resolve the disagreement. If you reach agreement prior to the date of the scheduled mediation or fair hearing, the request may be withdrawn.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090, August 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 34 C.F.R. Parts 361 and 363, chapters 74.29, 43.19 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 4.24.550, 71.09.340, 9A.44.130, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 03-02-014, ยง 388-891-0215, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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