DVR may obtain information about you to
help us better understand your disabilities, barriers to employment, abilities,
interests, and needs for VR services and to coordinate DVR services with the
services you receive from other agencies and programs. With your written
consent, DVR may obtain this personal information about you from service
providers, cooperating agencies, and others. Examples of information DVR
commonly obtains with your written consent include your:
(a) Identity and work status;
(b) Physical and mental health
(c) Disabilities and
Substance use history and treatment recommendations;
(e) Educational history;
(f) Work history; and
(g) Background check results, including those
that are not publicly accessible.
(2) DVR may obtain publicly accessible
information about you without your written consent.
(3) DVR may obtain financial and personal
information about you from state and federal agencies to verify program
participation (including participation in education when appropriate), benefits
you receive from other agencies or programs, and earnings and income from
employment or self-employment. DVR will only collect such information if the
state or federal agencies have legal authority to release it to DVR. This may
occur with or without your consent.
(4) If DVR collects information about you
from service providers or other agencies, the information will not be released
to others without your written consent except under the circumstances
identified in WAC 388-891A-0130(2) and (3).
Wash. Admin. Code
18-12-035, Filed 5/29/2018, effective