Categorized In: Case Services - Procurement
Approved Date: December 30, 2019
Owner: Angela Fujan
The purpose of Rule 72 fee schedule for services, goods, and supports is to contain costs and to assure the availability of program services to the largest number of individuals with significant disabilities. The intent of the schedule is to assure costs are the lowest reasonable cost for program services, goods, and supports while allowing for sufficient flexibility to meet the individual's needs.
006.02 Exception to fee schedule. Exceptions may be granted if the Office Director or Program staff determines there is no alternative to addressing a recipient's needs for a service or support necessary to complete an assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs or to achieve the employment outcome on the recipient's approved Individual Plan for Employment.
Only an Office Director or the appropriate Program Director can make a decision to exceed the Fee Schedules. Comparable services and benefits, client contribution, least cost option and other relevant program criteria will be considered when an exception is requested.
Office Directors have the authority and discretion to make reasonable exceptions to the Fee Schedules in Rule 72, Appendix B, based on individual circumstances other than for the following:
Program staff have the authority and discretion to make reasonable cost exceptions to:
VR Director has the authority and discretion to make exceptions to any services, goods or supports, but is the only one authorized who can make exceptions to Interpreter - Hearing Impaired.
Bids for assistive technology are only valid for 30 days, meet with client ASAP.
It is important to note, bids for assistive technology are only valid for 30 days. As a result, VR needs to meet with the client as soon as possible upon receiving the report to review the results and discuss the critical case questions.