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Can I select the services and service provider of my choice?

(1) You may select VR services that you need to achieve an employment outcome that is consistent with your strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.
(2) You may select the service provider of your choice if the service provider meets the following conditions:
(a) DVR pays for services that meet your needs at the least cost possible.
(i) If two or more service providers or programs offer comparable services but differ in cost, and you choose the higher cost service or program, you are responsible for those costs in excess of the lower cost service. You can use resources other than DVR funds to pay the remaining cost.
(ii) DVR may pay for a service or program at a higher cost than another service or program if the costs are reasonably comparable.
(b) The service provider meets all federal, state, and DVR requirements for DVR approval.
[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 388-891-0370, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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