22VAC30-30-70 - Independent living plan (IL plan)

22VAC30-30-70. Independent living plan (IL plan)

A. A DSU may carry out the functions and responsibilities described in this section, except as otherwise provided, or may delegate them to the appropriate service provider with which the DSU subgrants or contracts to provide IL services. Unless the individual who is to be provided IL services under this part knowingly and voluntarily signs a waiver stating that an IL plan is unnecessary, an IL plan shall be developed and periodically reviewed. The service provider shall provide each IL service in accordance with the IL plan.

1. Development of an individual's IL plan must be initiated after documentation of eligibility. The IL plan must indicate the goals or objectives established, the services to be provided, and the anticipated duration of the service program and each component service.

2. The IL plan must be developed jointly and signed by an appropriate staff member of the service provider and the individual with a significant disability or, if consistent with state law and the individual chooses, the individual's guardian, parent, or other legally authorized advocate or representative.

3. A copy of the IL plan and any amendments must be provided in an accessible format to the individual with a significant disability or, if consistent with state law and the individual chooses, the individual's guardian, parent, or other legally authorized advocate or representative.

B. The IL plan must be reviewed as often as necessary, but at least on an annual basis, to determine whether services should be continued, modified, or discontinued, or whether the individual should be referred to a program of vocational rehabilitation services under 34 CFR Part 361 or to any other program of assistance. Each individual with a significant disability or, if consistent with state law and the individual chooses, the individual's guardian, parent, or other legally authorized advocate or representative, must be given an opportunity to review the IL plan and, if necessary, jointly redevelop and agree by signature to its terms.

C. If the service provider intends to terminate services to an individual receiving IL services under an IL plan, the service provider shall:

1. Notify the applicant in writing of the action taken and inform the applicant or, if the applicant chooses, the applicant's parent, guardian, or other legally authorized advocate or representative, of the applicant's rights and the means by which the applicant may appeal the action taken.

2. Provide a detailed explanation of the availability and purposes of the Client Assistance Program established within Virginia under § 112 of the Act, including information on how to contact the program.

3. Review the applicant's ineligibility at least once within 12 months after the ineligibility determination has been made and whenever the service provider determines that the applicant's status has materially changed. The review need not be conducted in situations where the applicant has refused the review, the applicant is no longer present in Virginia, or the applicant "s whereabouts are unknown.

4. If appropriate, refer the individual to other agencies and facilities, including the state's vocational rehabilitation program under Title I (29 USC § 701 et seq.) of the Act.

D. The development of the IL plan and the provision of IL services must be coordinated to the maximum extent possible with any written rehabilitation program for vocational rehabilitation services for that individual, written habilitation program for the individual prepared under the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (42 USC § 6000 et seq.), and education program for the individual prepared under Part B of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (20 USC § 1461 et seq.)

(Derived from VR595-02-1 § 7, eff. November 1, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 9, eff. February 11, 2004.)

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-14 of the Code of Virginia.

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