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Cal. Code of Regs, title 9, Sec. 7149
§ 7149. Scope of Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Individuals with Disabilities.

As appropriate to the vocational rehabilitation needs of each individual and consistent with each individual's informed choice, the Department shall make the following vocational rehabilitation services available to assist the individual with a disability to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain an employment outcome that is consistent with the individual's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice.

  1. Assessment for determining eligibility and priority for services by qualified personnel including, if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology in accordance with Sections 7001.5 and 7062 of these regulations.
  2. Assessment for determining vocational rehabilitation needs by qualified personnel including, if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology, in accordance with Sections 7001.5, 7128(b), and 7130.5(b) of these regulations.
  3. Vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance, including information and support services to assist an individual in exercising informed choice in accordance with Section 7029.6 of these regulations.
  4. Referral and other services necessary to assist applicants and eligible individuals to secure needed services from other agencies, including other components of the statewide workforce investment system, other government agencies, independent living centers, and local extended employment service providers, consistent with the requirements of Sections 7037 and 7038 of these regulations.
  5. Physical and mental restoration services, in accordance with Section 7020 of these regulations, to the extent that financial support is not readily available from a source other than the Department.
  6. Vocational and other training services, including personal and vocational adjustment training, books, tools, and other training materials, except that no training or training services in an institution of higher education (universities, colleges, community or junior colleges, vocational schools, technical institutes, or hospital schools of nursing) may be paid for by the Department unless maximum efforts have been made by the Department and the individual to secure grant assistance, in whole or in part, from other sources to pay for that training.
  7. Maintenance, as defined in Section 7019 and provided under conditions specified in Section 7177 of these regulations.
  8. Transportation provided to enable participation in any vocational rehabilitation service, in accordance with the definition in Section 7029 of these regulations.
  9. Vocational rehabilitation services to family members, as defined in Section 7015 of these regulations, of an applicant or eligible individual if necessary to enable the applicant or eligible individual to achieve an employment outcome.
  10. Interpreter services, including sign language and oral interpreter services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and tactile interpreting services for individuals who are deaf-blind provided by qualified personnel.
  11. Reader services, rehabilitation teaching services, and orientation and mobility services for individuals who are blind.
  12. Job-related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention services, follow-up services, and follow-along services.
  13. Supported employment services in accordance with the definition of that term in Section 7028.1 of these regulations.
  14. Personal assistance services in accordance with the definition of that term in Section 7019.7 of these regulations.
  15. Post-employment services in accordance with the definition of that term in Section 7021.5 of these regulations.
  16. Occupational licenses, tools as defined in Section 7028.4 and equipment as defined in Section 7013.2 of these regulations, and initial stocks and supplies.
  17. Rehabilitation technology in accordance with the definition of that term in Section 7024.7 of these regulations.
  18. Transition services in accordance with the definition of that term in Section 7028.6 of these regulations.
  19. Technical assistance and other consultation services to conduct market analyses, develop business plans, and otherwise provide resources, to the extent those resources are authorized to be provided through the statewide workforce investment system, to eligible individuals who are pursuing self-employment or telecommuting or establishing a small business operation as an employment outcome.
  20. Other goods and services, in accordance with Section 7174 of these regulations, that are determined necessary for the individual with a disability to achieve an employment outcome.

29 USC Section 723(a)

  1. Vocational rehabilitation services for individuals
    Vocational rehabilitation services provided under this subchapter are any services described in an individualized plan for employment necessary to assist an individual with a disability in preparing for, securing, retaining, or regaining an employment outcome that is consistent with the strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice of the individual, including--
    1. an assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs by qualified personnel, including, if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology;
    2. counseling and guidance, including information and support services to assist an individual in exercising informed choice consistent with the provisions of section 722(d) of this title;
    3. referral and other services to secure needed services from other agencies through agreements developed under section 721(a)(11) of this title, if such services are not available under this subchapter;
    4. job-related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention services, followup services, and follow- along services;
    5. vocational and other training services, including the provision of personal and vocational adjustment services, books, tools, and other training materials, except that no training services provided at an institution of higher education shall be paid for with funds under this subchapter unless maximum efforts have been made by the designated State unit and the individual to secure grant assistance, in whole or in part, from other sources to pay for such training;
    6. to the extent that financial support is not readily available from a source (such as through health insurance of the individual or through comparable services and benefits consistent with section 721(a)(8)(A) of this title), other than the designated State unit, diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental impairments, including--
      1. corrective surgery or therapeutic treatment necessary to correct or substantially modify a physical or mental condition that constitutes a substantial impediment to employment, but is of such a nature that such correction or modification may reasonably be expected to eliminate or reduce such impediment to employment within a reasonable length of time;
      2. necessary hospitalization in connection with surgery or treatment;
      3. prosthetic and orthotic devices;
      4. eyeglasses and visual services as prescribed by qualified personnel who meet State licensure laws and who are selected by the individual;
      5. special services (including transplantation and dialysis), artificial kidneys, and supplies necessary for the treatment of individuals with end-stage renal disease; and
      6. diagnosis and treatment for mental and emotional disorders by qualified personnel who meet State licensure laws;
    7. maintenance for additional costs incurred while participating in an assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs or while receiving services under an individualized plan for employment;
    8. transportation, including adequate training in the use of public transportation vehicles and systems, that is provided in connection with the provision of any other service described in this section and needed by the individual to achieve an employment outcome;
    9. on-the-job or other related personal assistance services provided while an individual is receiving other services described in this section;
    10. interpreter services provided by qualified personnel for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and reader services for individuals who are determined to be blind, after an examination by qualified personnel who meet State licensure laws;
    11. rehabilitation teaching services, and orientation and mobility services, for individuals who are blind;
    12. occupational licenses, tools, equipment, and initial stocks and supplies;
    13. technical assistance and other consultation services to conduct market analyses, develop business plans, and otherwise provide resources, to the extent such resources are authorized to be provided through the statewide workforce investment system, to eligible individuals who are pursuing self-employment or telecommuting or establishing a small business operation as an employment outcome;
    14. rehabilitation technology, including telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devices;
    15. transition services for students with disabilities, that facilitate the achievement of the employment outcome identified in the individualized plan for employment;
    16. supported employment services;
    17. services to the family of an individual with a disability necessary to assist the individual to achieve an employment outcome; and
    18. specific post-employment services necessary to assist an individual with a disability to, retain, regain, or advance in employment.

34 CFR Sec. 361.48

Scope of vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.

As appropriate to the vocational rehabilitation needs of each individual and consistent with each individual's informed choice, the designated State unit must ensure that the following vocational rehabilitation services are available to assist the individual with a disability in preparing for, securing, retaining, or regaining an employment outcome that is consistent with the individual's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice:

  1. Assessment for determining eligibility and priority for services by qualified personnel, including, if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology, in accordance with Sec. 361.42.
  2. Assessment for determining vocational rehabilitation needs by qualified personnel, including, if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology, in accordance with Sec. 361.45.
  3. Vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance, including information and support services to assist an individual in exercising informed choice in accordance with Sec. 361.52.
  4. Referral and other services necessary to assist applicants and eligible individuals to secure needed services from other agencies, including other components of the statewide workforce investment system, in accordance with Sec. Sec. 361.23, 361.24, and 361.37, and to advise those individuals about client assistance programs established under 34 CFR part 370.
  5. In accordance with the definition in Sec. 361.5(b)(40), physical and mental restoration services, to the extent that financial support is not readily available from a source other than the designated State unit (such as through health insurance or a comparable service or benefit as defined in Sec. 361.5(b)(10)).
  6. Vocational and other training services, including personal and vocational adjustment training, books, tools, and other training materials, except that no training or training services in an institution of higher education (universities, colleges, community or junior colleges, vocational schools, technical institutes, or hospital schools of nursing) may be paid for with funds under this part unless maximum efforts have been made by the State unit and the individual to secure grant assistance in whole or in part from other sources to pay for that training.
  7. Maintenance, in accordance with the definition of that term in Sec. 361.5(b)(35).
  8. Transportation in connection with the rendering of any vocational rehabilitation service and in accordance with the definition of that term in Sec. 361.5(b)(57).
  9. Vocational rehabilitation services to family members, as defined in Sec. 361.5(b)(23), of an applicant or eligible individual if necessary to enable the applicant or eligible individual to achieve an employment outcome.
  10. Interpreter services, including sign language and oral interpreter services, for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and tactile interpreting services for individuals who are deaf-blind provided by qualified personnel.
  11. Reader services, rehabilitation teaching services, and orientation and mobility services for individuals who are blind.
  12. Job-related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention services, follow-up services, and follow-along services.
  13. Supported employment services in accordance with the definition of that term in Sec. 361.5(b)(54).
  14. Personal assistance services in accordance with the definition of that term in Sec. 361.5(b)(39).
  15. Post-employment services in accordance with the definition of that term in Sec. 361.5(b)(42).
  16. Occupational licenses, tools, equipment, initial stocks, and supplies.
  17. Rehabilitation technology in accordance with the definition of that term in Sec. 361.5(b)(45), including vehicular modification, telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devices.
  18. Transition services in accordance with the definition of that term in Sec. 361.5(b)(55).
  19. Technical assistance and other consultation services to conduct market analyses, develop business plans, and otherwise provide resources, to the extent those resources are authorized to be provided through the statewide workforce investment system, to eligible individuals who are pursuing self-employment or telecommuting or establishing a small business operation as an employment outcome.
  20. Other goods and services determined necessary for the individual with a disability to achieve an employment outcome.