5 CSR 20-500.140 - Minimum Standards

PURPOSE: This rule establishes the minimum standards for service providers and vocational rehabilitation counselors for the State Board of Education through the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide vocational rehabilitation services for applicants and eligible individuals with disabilities pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, 20 USC section 701 et. seq., and the Code of Federal Regulations, 34 CFR section 361.5(b)(9).

(1) A community rehabilitation program (CRP) is an accredited, non-profit organization, which provides employment-related services to applicants or eligible individuals.
(A) A CRP must demonstrate the ability to deliver appropriate employment-related services.
(B) A CRP must be accredited by a recognized professional accreditation organization that has developed commonly accepted processes for accreditation of the specific employment-related service.
(2) An educational service provider must comply with the provisions found in 5 CSR 20-500.370.
(3) Individuals who provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) authorized services must be properly accredited, certified, or licensed in accordance with applicable state law and/or regulation.
(4) A qualified VR counselor must have these minimum qualifications-
(A) A master's degree from an accredited college or university in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, psychology, social work, or closely related field; and
(B) Fluency in American Sign Language or other appropriate mode of communication if the counselor provides services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.


5 CSR 20-500.140
AUTHORITY: sections 161.092, 178.600, 178.610 and 178.620, RSMo 2000.* This rule previously filed as 5 CSR 90-4.120. Original rule filed Dec. 17, 1999, effective Aug. 30, 2000. Amended: Filed Dec. 7, 2000, effective July 30, 2001. Moved to 5 CSR 20-500.140, effective Aug. 16, 2011. Amended by Missouri Register July 1, 2014/Volume 39, Number 13, effective 8/31/2014

*Original authority: 161.092, RSMo 1963, amended 1973; 178.600, RSMo 1963; 178.610, RSMo 1963; and 178.620, RSMo 1963.

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