(a)  Eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services is based only upon the criteria specified in 34 C.F.R. 361.42.  A preliminary assessment that meets the requirements of 34 C.F.R. 361.42 shall be used in order to determine whether an individual is eligible for vocational rehabilitation services or whether an extended evaluation is necessary to make such a determination.

(b)  If an extended evaluation is necessary it will meet the requirements of 34 C.F.R. 361.42.

(c)  Determinations of eligibility, ineligibility, or the need for extended evaluation to determine vocational rehabilitation potential, shall meet the requirements of 34 C.F.R. 361.42.  The vocational rehabilitation counselor shall make the appropriate determination and document it in writing and include it in the individual's casefolder.

(d)  The Code of Federal Regulations adopted by reference in this Rule shall automatically include any later amendments thereto as allowed by G.S. 150B-21.6.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑545A; 143‑546A; 150B‑21.6; 34 C.F.R. 361.42;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998; March 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.