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Chapter 296-19A WAC

Last Update: 11/15/11

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

WAC Sections

DEFINITIONS
Definitions.
GENERAL INFORMATION
When may the department offer vocational rehabilitation services?
What information does the department consider when exercising discretion?
What are the responsibilities of the parties?
What vocational rehabilitation services require authorization?
DEPARTMENT VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION REFERRALS
Which rules under "vocational rehabilitation referrals" apply only to state fund claims?
What are early intervention services?
What reports does the department require when early intervention services are provided at its request?
What are assessment services?
What information must an assessment report include?
How often must written progress reports be submitted during assessment activities provided for state fund claims?
What are vocational rehabilitation plan development services?
When must plan development be completed?
How can a provider request an extension of time to complete plan development?
How will the department determine whether there is good cause to grant an extension of time?
How often must written progress reports be submitted when plan development services are provided for state fund claims?
What reports are required when vocational rehabilitation plan development services are completed?
What are vocational rehabilitation plan implementation and monitoring services?
How often must written progress reports be submitted when plan implementation and monitoring services are provided for state fund claims?
What reports are required when vocational rehabilitation plan implementation and monitoring services are completed?
What is the purpose of forensic services?
What are the requirements for a forensic evaluation?
What reports does the department require when forensic services are provided?
When can the department request a stand alone job analysis?
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TOOLS
What information must a provider include in a labor market survey?
What information must a provider include in a job analysis?
JOB MODIFICATION ASSISTANCE
When may the department authorize job modifications?
How much is available for job modification assistance?
When may the department authorize prejob accommodations?
How much is available for prejob accommodations?
What documentation must be submitted to the department for prejob accommodations?
How does an employer apply for job modification assistance?
QUALIFICATIONS
What are the qualifications to provide vocational rehabilitation services to industrially injured or ill workers?
Can a vocational rehabilitation provider deliver vocational rehabilitation services pursuant to RCW 51.32.095 without receiving a provider number from the department?
AUDITING AND OVERSIGHT
Why does the department audit vocational rehabilitation providers?
What authority does the department have to audit vocational rehabilitation providers?
What is the department's formal appeal process?
How much notice is the department required to give a vocational rehabilitation provider prior to an audit?
What are the possible consequences for a provider that does not comply with the RCWs, WACs, or department policies?
In what situation(s) can the department take corrective action(s)?
Are vocational rehabilitation providers entitled to referrals from the department?
What other requirements are providers required to follow?
BILLING AND DOCUMENTATION SECTION
How does a vocational rehabilitation provider receive payment for services?
For what services will the department not pay?
What are the requirements for case notes?
What are the requirements for bills submitted to the department?
What are the procedures for adjustments to provider bills?
What are the procedures for rebilling?
What are the procedures for repayment of excess payment of charges?
What records are vocational rehabilitation providers required to maintain?
VOCATIONAL DISPUTES
What is the purpose of the department's vocational dispute process?
Who can dispute a vocational determination?
Can a vocational rehabilitation provider dispute a vocational determination?
What elements of a vocational determination may be disputed?
What are the time frames for filing a dispute of a vocational determination with the department?
What part of the department is charged with reviewing vocational disputes?
What is the process for review of a vocational dispute?
NONACCREDITED AND UNLICENSED TRAINING PROVIDERS
Definitions.
What training programs can the department approve and issue a provider account number to?
What are the requirements for providing training services to Washington injured workers?
What ownership and financial information must a nonaccredited or unlicensed training provider submit as part of the application to provide training services to Washington injured workers?
How long must a nonaccredited or unlicensed training provider be in operation before applying to provide services to Washington injured workers?
When must an approved nonaccredited or unlicensed training provider reapply in order to continue providing services to Washington injured workers?
What documentation does the department require from a nonaccredited or unlicensed training provider in order to be considered for approval to provide training to Washington injured workers?
What factors will the department consider when deciding whether to approve a nonaccredited or unlicensed training provider for Washington injured workers?
When must a nonaccredited or unlicensed training provider conform to the requirements of chapter 296-19A WAC?
What criteria must training providers meet to maintain provider status?
OPTION 2 BENEFITS
How does an eligible injured worker elect vocational Option 2 benefits?
What is a vocational Option 2 award?
What are the vocational Option 2 training funds?
Can a worker change their option election?
What costs cannot be paid from the vocational Option 2 training funds?
Is the vocational Option 2 award paid if the worker is confined in an institution and under sentence?
Can a worker use the vocational Option 2 training funds if confined in an institution and under sentence?
If a worker dies while receiving the vocational Option 2 award, will the award be paid to the worker's beneficiaries or estate?