Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
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3/29/23  9:37 pm
Commenter: Karen Tefelski, VaACCSES

Supported Employment Access

Appendix C: Participant Services, C-1/C-3: Services Specification, Individual Supported Employment, limits on the amount, frequency or duration of this service, 2nd paragraph, page 74

Individual Supported Employment is to be denied if the individual is “eligible for or receiving supported employment” funded by the Rehabilitation Act or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. There are individuals with DD who may be eligible for supported employment through the Rehabilitation Act. These same individuals who are eligible, may be wait listed due to an order of selection process established by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) due to federal and/or state funding shortages.

RECOMMENDATION:  FIS Waiver supported employment services should be provided to individuals with DD, if they are eligible for DARS supported employment services, but unable to access these services through DARS due to the lack of DARS funding.

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