Changing Priority Categories Served Under Order of Selection

DECLARATION CHANGING PRIORITY CATEGORIES SERVED UNDER ORDER OF SELECTION FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

Whereas, on August 18, 1995, the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation (Department) declared that the Department is under Order of Selection for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and determined that no priority categories could then be served, and,

Whereas, on December 17, 1998, the Director declared that only priority categories that include most severely disabled individuals with significance scale scores of 21 and above shall be served effective January 4, 1999, and,

Whereas, the Department is currently without a Director and I have been appointed Acting Chief Deputy Director, and,

Whereas, the Department adopted emergency regulations, effective April 27, 1999, that amended Title 9, California Code of Regulations, Sections 7051 and 7053 to remove the significance scale score as a factor in determining an individual's priority category under Order of Selection and provide that a priority category shall be established based on an individual's level of severity of disability and date of application, and,

Whereas, I have reviewed projected resources and projected costs, as provided by Title 9, California Code of Regulations, Sections 7052 and 7053.5, and determined that projected resources are adequate to serve individuals in the priority categories that include most severely disabled individuals with an application date on or before December 1, 1999,

Now, therefore, I, Margaret A. Lamb, Acting Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Rehabilitation, declare that all priority categories that include most severely disabled individuals with an application date on or before December 1, 1999, shall be served effective May 19, 1999.

Dated: May 5, 1999

MARGARET A. LAMB
Acting Chief Deputy Director
Department of Rehabilitation