Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-56.9 - Individualized plan for employment (IPE)

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

(1) Content. The IPE contains the job candidate's expected competitive integrated employment goal, the specific vocational rehabilitation services needed to reach that goal, the entity or entities that will provide those services, the method by which satisfactory progress will be evaluated, and the methods available for procuring the services. The IPE shall be developed consistent with federal regulations. The IPE must contain the specific employment outcome that is chosen by the eligible individual, consistent with the individual's unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice. In the case of an eligible individual who is a student in transition, the description may be a description of the student's projected postschool employment outcome in the most competitive integrated setting and the vocational rehabilitation services needed to achieve it including, as appropriate, assistive technology, personal assistance services, and the specific transition services and supports needed to achieve the projected postschool employment outcome. The IPE must contain the financial responsibility of the eligible individual as well as the methods used to evaluate progress and all corresponding responsibilities of those involved. The IPE also must contain information on how the eligible individual may access services from the Iowa client assistance program (ICAP), as well as appeal and mediation rights.
(2) Job candidate's participation and approval. The IPE is formulated with the job candidate's participation and approval and provides for all rehabilitation services that are recognized to be necessary to fully accomplish the job candidate's vocational rehabilitation whether or not services are at the expense of the division. The IPE and progress are developed and monitored with the individual and as such must be conducted with the eligible individual. Family members may represent the individual when the individual is hospitalized and the case is interrupted until discharge, at which time the case will resume and participation requirements apply.
(3) Conditions for development of the IPE. The basic conditions to be considered during the development of the IPE are:
a. The belief of the division that when concluded the IPE shall satisfactorily aid in the individual's achievement of competitive integrated employment; and
b. That all services are provided, unless amended and determined unnecessary. The division exercises its discretion in relation to the termination or revision of the individual's IPE when, for any reason, it becomes evident that the IPE cannot be completed.
(4) Cooperation by the job candidate. The division requires good conduct, regular attendance and cooperation of all individuals engaged in the IPE's implementation. The division makes the following provisions for ensuring trainee cooperation: instruction through communication in the job candidate's preferred method of communication; at the beginning of the program, advising each trainee about what is expected of the trainee and that services shall continue only if the trainee's progress, attitude and conduct are satisfactory; requiring periodic progress, grade and attendance reports from the training agency; calling the trainee's attention to evidence of unsatisfactory progress or attendance before such conditions become serious; providing encouragement to the trainee to promote good work habits; and maintaining good relationships with the training agency; and other methods agreed to and determined appropriate by the qualified rehabilitation counselor, the job candidate, and representative, if applicable.
(5)Ticket to work. The job candidate's signature on the IPE verifies the ticket assignment to the division unless otherwise directed by the job candidate.
(6) Amending the IPE. Amendment of the IPE may be done by the individual with a disability in collaboration with a representative of the division or a qualified rehabilitation counselor or other options as described in the definition. If there are substantive changes in the employment outcome, the vocational rehabilitation services to be provided, or the service providers of the services, the changes shall not take effect until the amendment is signed by the individual with a disability or, as appropriate, the individual's representative, and by a qualified rehabilitation counselor employed by the division.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-56.9
Amended by IAB December 10, 2014/Volume XXXVII, Number 12, effective 1/14/2015 Amended by IAB December 7, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 12, effective 1/11/2017

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