(a)  Case finding efforts shall not be modified because of an order of selection.  The Division has a continuing responsibility to make the public and referral sources aware of the services it has to offer eligible individuals with disabilities, especially those with significant or most significant disabilities.  Referral sources shall be informed of an existing order of selection or of the potential of an order of selection being implemented, but they shall be reassured that this should not discourage referrals or applications.

(b)  The Division shall implement an information and referral program adequate to ensure that individuals with disabilities, including eligible individuals with disabilities who do not meet the Division's order of selection criteria for acceptance of services, are provided accurate vocational rehabilitation information and guidance which may include counseling and referral for job placement using appropriate mode of communication to assist them in preparing for, securing, retaining, or regaining employment.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑545.1; 143‑546.1; P.L. 102‑569, s. 101(a)(5)(A); 34 C.F.R. 361.37;

Eff. October 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 26, 2003; May 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004;

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