Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers Revision Log

Sort this table by revision date, chapter or section name to locate details of revisions. Unless otherwise indicated, all linked documents are in Microsoft Word format.

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Please email any questions about VR Standards for Providers content or revisions to vr.standards@twc.state.tx.us.

REVISION DATE CHAPTER SECTION TYPE DESCRIPTION
07/05/2019 Chapter 17: Basic Employment Services Chapter 17: Basic Employment Services REVISED Removed requirement for recorded mock interviews (these may be requested on form VR1845B) and clarified requirements for Basic Employment Services.
07/01/2019 Chapter 15: Pre-Employment Transition Services Chapter 15: Pre-Employment Transition Services REVISED Removed the Pre-ETS contract proposal requirement and updated procedures for Pre-ETS.
06/03/2019 Chapter 13: Work Readiness Services Chapter 13: Work Readiness Services REVISED Clarified required staff qualifications when Personal Social Adjustment Training is provided with Supportive Residential Services for Persons in Recovery; added "Employment Skills" to Module 2 of Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT) Job Search Training; updated VAT Money Smart to include new modules; and removed "integrated" from Work Adjustment Training.
06/03/2019 Chapter 14: Work Experience Chapter 14: Work Experience REVISED Updated to note that unexpired employment authorization documents are required to participate in work experience.
06/03/2019 Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services DELETED Due to the extensive reorganization of content in this chapter, the entire chapter is being retired and replaced.
06/03/2019 Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services ADDED References new and consolidated Supported Employment (SE) forms. The older SE forms will be phased out entirely on August 30, 2019.
06/03/2019 Chapter 20: Premiums Chapter 20: Premiums REVISED Updated the timing for when a service authorization for a premium is issued and paid; for the Criminal Background Premium, clarified that the criminal history record or fingerprint record is obtained from the TX DPS or an equivalent law enforcement agency; and for the Travel Premium, clarified the standards for lodging and meals.
04/01/2019 Chapter 1: Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter 1: Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation REVISED Updated to match VRSM A-100: Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation.
04/01/2019 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.11 Documentation and Record Keeping REVISED Updated to clarify when providers may release copies of records to VR customers.
04/01/2019 Chapter 9: Assistive Technology for Sight-Related Disabilities Chapter 9: Assistive Technology for Sight-Related Disabilities REVISED Revised procedures for assistive technology (AT) services and clarified the proficiency tests required for AT evaluators and trainers.
09/04/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.2 Insurance Requirements REVISED Removed requirement for general or business liability insurance, professional liability insurance, premises liability insurance, and workers' compensation insurance. Garage liability insurance added.
09/04/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.11.2 Record Storage REVISED Clarified requirements for paper record storage and added options for electronic and cloud-based storage. Added TWC privacy and security requirements.
09/04/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.6 Mileage Premium REVISED Revised requirements for Mileage Premium. Removed Highly Specialized Training Premium from VR-SFP 20.6 and renamed it Travel Premium in VR-SFP 20.10 with revised requirements.
09/04/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.9 Premium Fee Chart REVISED Removed Highly Specialized Training Premium from VR-SFP 20.9.5 and renamed it the Travel Premium in VR-SFP 20.9.7.
09/04/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.10 Travel Premium ADDED New section composed of information revised and moved from 20.6.
07/20/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.8.3.2 Use of TWC-VR-Generated Invoices DELETED Removed content regarding ReHabWorks-generated invoices that did not apply to contracted providers.
06/28/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards Chapter 3: Basic Standards REVISED Added content to align with open enrollment application requirements and updated references to forms that must be maintained by each provider.
06/12/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.8.3.1 Timely Submission of Invoices for Payment REVISED Deleted the timeframe from the requirement for the vendor to send an invoice to TWC for payment "no later than 35 days before the end date for the services."
06/01/2018 Chapter 14: Work Experience 14.5 Work Experience Training REVISED Added exceptions to work experience plan requirements for SEAL participants/GST participants.
03/15/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.6 Travel Premium DELETED Entire section replaced.
03/15/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.6 Travel Premiums ADDED Added information on the Highly Specialized Training Premium.
03/15/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.9 Fee Chart DELETED Entire section replaced.
03/15/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.9 Premium Fee Chart ADDED Added fees for the Highly Specialized Training Premium.

Last Verified: July 08, 2019

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