Oregon Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Statement of Policy
Clients of OVRS should receive community rehabilitation services from a broad range of providers of varied sizes and types, offering a wide scope of services. Availability of all types of community rehabilitation services is essential to establishing and maintaining a statewide network of vocational rehabilitation services.
OVRS promotes the quality of community rehabilitation services by providing standards for its direct client service providers who have no other state mandated licensing and monitoring requirements.
OVRS promotes the availability, relevance and quality of community rehabilitation services through a flexible yet thorough process of approval tailored to utilization needs identified locally and reflected in the State Plan.
The inclusion of a provider of community rehabilitation services on the OVRS list of approved vendors does not commit OVRS to utilize the available services.
OVRS does not provide any provider of community rehabilitation services with a guarantee of a total dollar commitment or number of total client referrals during any specific time frame except if determined as a condition of a cooperative agreement for implementing a federal grant or service contract.
Providers of community rehabilitation services are expected to fully inform OVRS clients of the purpose and results of all service delivery efforts made on their behalf.
Providers of community rehabilitation services performing job development or placement tasks should only refer OVRS clients to appropriate previously-agreed on employment opportunities.[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]