Vocational Rehabilitation Providers’ Resources

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Find resources for contractors and providers who provide services for TWC’s programs to assist Texans with disabilities. Service providers should consult the Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers Manual (VR-SFP) for requirements.

 

 

 

Notices to Providers

Communication related to 30-day review postings of changes, clarifications or expectations to the VR Standards for Providers are listed here. Past Notices to Providers can be found in the Archived Notices to Providers.

  • 08/03/2018 Notice to Providers

    The revised insurance requirements, record storage requirements, mileage premium, and travel premium will go into effect on September 4, 2018. Existing content in these sections of the VR-SFP will be replaced with the following content:

    Questions about revisions and related forms may be emailed to vr.standards@twc.state.tx.us

  • 07/03/2018 Provider Directors and Providers

    Revisions to VR Standards for Providers Chapter 3: Basic Standards align the chapter with solicitation documents used for open enrollment and include the addition of nine forms. Providers, please use these forms, as needed, to keep your records up-to-date with TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Services:

    • DARS3441A, Entity Headquarters Information Part A - Management Team
    • DARS3441B, Entity Headquarters Information Part B - Services
    • DARS3441C, Entity Headquarters Information Part C - Counties
    • DARS3442A, Provider Physical Location(s) Information Part A - Certification Statement
    • DARS3442B, Provider Physical Location(s) Information Part B
    • DARS3443, TWC VR Standards for Providers Certification
    • DARS3444, Conflict of Interest Certification
    • DARS3445, Provider Insurance Verification
    • DARS3455, Provider Staff Information Form

    Provider directors, please review the latest published version of Chapter 3. A marked-up version showing the changes is also available. A list of the revisions made to the SFP manual in 2018 is published in the VR-SFP revision log.

  • 04/25/2018 Notice to Providers

    General or Business Liability Insurance

    The Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Division (TWC-VR) is implementing a temporary exception to general or business liability insurance coverage requirement in the VR Standards for Provider manual Chapter 3: Basic Standards, Section 3.2.1, General or Business Liability, until October 1, 2018, unless this exception is rescinded earlier by TWC VRD. This extends the previous exception to insurance requirements that was posted September 29, 2017.

    Contractors are reminded that, as service providers, you are responsible for your actions and the actions of your employees and subcontractors. Insurance provides protection to contractors from claims of negligence made by customers.

    Please note that there is no exemption for premises liability insurance for contractors that own a building where services are provided to TWC-VR customers.

    Contractors transporting customers in motorized vehicles must meet the minimum liability requirements of the Texas Department of Insurance.

  •  03/15/2018 Notice to Providers:

    On March 15, 2018, a change to the Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers manual section 20.6 Travel Premiums went into effect. Corresponding updates were made to section 20.9 Premium Fee Tables. This new content was made available for review on this page in the February 15, 2018 Notice to Providers listed below, and is now published.

  • 02/15/2018 Notice to Providers:

    The revised Travel Premiums will go into effect on Monday, March 15, 2018. Existing content in these sections of the SFP will be replaced with the following content
    SFP 20.6 Travel Premiums MS Word
    SFP 20.9 Premium Fee Table MS Word

    Questions about Travel Premiums and related forms can be emailed to vr.standards@twc.state.tx.us

  • 01/10/2018 Notice to Providers:


    A TWC GovDelivery list was created to notify contractors and providers every time revisions are posted to the Standards Manual and other important information. To subscribe for these notifications, visit the TWC GovDelivery website: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/txwc/subscriber/new, enter an email address, and select the topic ‘Vocational Rehabilitation Contractors and Providers News.'
     
  • 09/29/2017 Notice to Providers:

    The combined Vocational Rehabilitation Division of the Texas Workforce Commission will implement a combined Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers Manual (VR-SFP) on October 1, 2017. SFP chapters that are posted on September 1, 2017 will go into effect on October 1, 2017.

    Review information on changes to Travel Reimbursement, Bundled Job Placement Services, Job Coaching, Director Credential, and Liability Insurance requirementsPDF.

Rehabilitation Services Standards for Providers Manual

Rehabilitation Services Standards for Providers were in effect prior to October 1, 2017. This manual should only be used for services that were provided prior to October 1, 2017, or for one of the documented exceptionsPDF posted on this page on September 29.

Blind Services Standards Manual for Consumer Services Contract Providers

Blind Services Standards Manual for Consumer Services Contract Providers were in effect prior to October 1, 2017. This manual should only be used for services that were provided prior to October 1, 2017, or for one of the documented exceptionsPDF posted on this page on September 29.

 

Blind Services Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines & Procedures Manual

The required curriculum for assistive technology trainers who provide training to prepare a VR customer who is blind to effectively use assistive technology in employment or in educational settings after high school.

Forms for Providers

Forms that contractors and service providers may be required to use when working with Texas Workforce Solutions - Vocational Rehabilitation Services.