The purpose of this summary is to outline changes to the Standards Manual for Consumer Services Contract Providers. These changes are effective July 19, 2004.
|Manual Chapter||Description of Change|
|Global Changes||References to the Texas Commission for the Blind (TCB) have been updated and replaced with Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services-Division for Blind Services (DBS).
References to the Purchasing Department have been updated and replaced with Consumer Procurement Services (CPS).
References to the contract specialist have been updated and replaced with Consumer Procurement supervisor.
References to the regional business managers have been updated and replaced with regional program support managers.
Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for DBS staff have been updated.
|Chapter 1.05||DBS enrollment procedures for new providers have been updated to include the following.
Step 4: Note #2 has been added to clarify how enrollment requests are handled when a prospective provider requests consideration for statewide services.
Step 6: Text has been revised to clarify that detailed provider information is available on the DBS website.
Step 9: Internal review references have been added for
|Chapter 1.06||Requirements for All Providers has been updated as follows.
|Chapter 1.07||Under Confidentiality of Consumer Records, a new paragraph has been added requiring that all consumer records must be shredded prior to disposal.|
|Chapter 2.01||Observation of evaluation/training sessions has been added to the list of contract monitoring components.|
|Chapter 3.02||This chapter has been extensively revised including:
Important Note: Module 2 in the Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures Manual has been updated to define keyboard skills as "the ability to touch-type using a Qwerty keyboard, including the function keys on a computer keyboard."
|Chapter 3.03||This chapter has been extensively revised including:
Additionally, reimbursement for authorized travel expenses has been clarified for:
|Chapter 3.05||Item #11: Service report requirements for Supported Employment services have been added.|
|Chapter 5.01||Clarification of Phase I and Phase II proficiency testing requirements has been added.|
|Chapter 5.01||Links have been added to the current list of approved products for:
|Chapter 5.02||Education, Training, and Experience criteria have been updated to include new work experience requirements.|
|Chapter 5.02||Clarification of Phase I and Phase II proficiency testing requirements has been added.|
|Chapter 5.03||Clarifying language (Individualized Skills Training Only) has been added to the chapter heading for Independent Living Services.|
|Chapter 5.09||Chapter 5.09 (Diabetes Self-Management Education Services) has been extensively revised. The new standards focus on group training, and fewer forms are required.|
|Chapter 5.12||Chapter 5.12 is new. This chapter defines the standards for Supported Employment Services.|
|Required Forms||(a) The following two forms have been added:
(b) The following two forms have been revised:
(c) An example of the updated CB-879 travel log is available for review.
(d) The following forms are deleted:
|Sample Contract||A sample contract has been added to the Standards Manual homepage to allow prospective providers to review typical contract terms.
NOTE: The sample contract is intended as an example only. All contract providers are responsible for reading and understanding all of the contract terms and conditions in their specific contract before signing.