Approval Policy for All Providers of Community Rehabilitation Services
(1)Approval Required: No person or public or private organization shall, on behalf of OVRS, provide vocational rehabilitation services and receive vocational rehabilitation fees without first submitting all required application materials and being placed on the Approved Vendor List of OVRS.
(2)At the discretion of OVRS, separate approvals may be required for separate sites and/or for different programs operated under the same management.
(3)Approvals under OAR 582-010-0020 (Approval Policy for All Providers of Community Rehabilitation Services) are valid for a period of two years, with the exception of Interim Approvals, which are valid for the term or condition stated. Prior to the expiration of a two-year approval, a provider of community rehabilitation services must reapply for approval.
(4)OVRS may require full or partial reapplication when a CRP undergoes significant changes in its management or operation.
(5)Providers of community rehabilitation services that are individuals or sole proprietors without employees/contractors who provide direct services to OVRS clients must qualify under state law as independent contractors but do not have to provide verification of accreditation.
(6)A notice of approval or denial for “Approved” or “Interim Approval” status will be provided in writing to the CRP within 30 days of OVRS receipt of requirements stated in this rule.
(7)It is the responsibility of the provider of community rehabilitation services to assure that the requirements of OAR 582-010-0020 (Approval Policy for All Providers of Community Rehabilitation Services) are fully met at all times.
(8)A provider of community rehabilitation services and any other vendor required under chapter 582 of the Oregon Administrative Rules to complete a Criminal History Check may be placed temporarily on the Approved Vendor List by the CRP Coordinator if the circumstances justify a temporary approval. The temporary approval may be terminated by OVRS at any time and shall expire automatically once DHS completes the criminal history check process.
Rule 582-010-0020 — Approval Policy for All Providers of Community Rehabilitation Services,