Sec. 7045 - Initial Interview

ยง 7045. Initial Interview

(a) As part of the Department's application process, an initial interview shall be conducted with the applicant. Whenever possible, the initial interview shall be conducted within two weeks of the date of application established in Section 7041(c) of these regulations.

(b) The Department shall take the following actions before or during the initial interview:

(1) Have the individual or his or her authorized representative complete and sign a DR 222, Vocational Rehabilitation Services Application (Rev. 03/04), incorporated by reference herein, if he or she has not already done so.

(2) Obtain any additional information needed to initiate an assessment of eligibility and priority for services as described in Section7062 of these regulations.

(3) Provide information about the vocational rehabilitation program, including, but not limited to, information that explains:

(A) Eligibility requirements, consistent with Section 7062 of these regulations;

(B) Department priorities for serving individuals with disabilities under an Order of Selection implemented pursuant to Section 7053 of these regulations, consistent with Chapter 2, Article 2 of these regulations;

(C) Services that may be provided to the applicant during an assessment to determine eligibility and priority for services, including the provision of rehabilitation technology when needed, and services that may be provided to an eligible individual under an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE);

(D) Informed choice, consistent with Section 7029.6 of these regulations;

(E) Protection, use, and release of personal information collected and maintained by the Department, consistent with Chapter 2, Article 6 of these regulations;

(F) Rights and responsibilities of the applicant, consistent with Sections 7029.7 and 7029.9 of these regulations, respectively; and

(G) The Client Assistance Program, including the services provided by the program and how to contact the program.

(4) Provide the applicant with the Client Information Handbook.

(c) The applicant shall be advised that individuals who receive services under the Department's vocational rehabilitation program must intend to achieve an employment outcome.

(1. New section filed 3-25-91; operative 4-25-91 (Register 91, No. 15). 2. Amendment of section and Note filed 6-6-94 as an emergency; operative 6-6-94 (Register 94, No. 23). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-4-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 3. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-6-94 order including amendment of subsection (b)(5) transmitted to OAL 8-30-94 and filed 10-13-94 (Register 94, No. 41). 4. Amendment of section heading, repealer and new section and amendment of Note filed 3-4-2004; operative 4-3-2004 (Register 2004, No. 10).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 19006 and 19016, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: 29 USC Sections 701(a)(6) and (c)(1), 705(20),721(a)(5) and (19), and 722(b)(2) and (d); 34 CFR Sections 361.5(b)(28), 361.36,361.38, 361.41, 361.42, 361.52 and 361.57; and Sections 19000(d)(1) and (e)(6), 19011, 19102 and 19151, Welfare and Institutions Code.

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