December 2017 Regular Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:30am

April Danahy, Commission Chair
Emily Cheng, Commission Vice Chair
Jack Tucker, Commission Member

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Approved Minutes: 

Call to Order and Roll Call

Commission Chair

2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant

3. Introduction of Guests

Commission Chair

4. Public Comments

Public Audience

5. Director's Report with possible Commission discussion.
Noel Tyler, Director

The report includes the Order of Selection Update; personnel updates; current activities of divisions within the Department; and Agency and Cross-Agency and Community Partnerships.

6. Financial Status Report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY17 and FY18 reports as of October 31, 2017 with possible Commission discussion.

7. Personnel Acitivity Report with possible Commission discussion.
Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report as of November 27, 2017 with possible Commission discussion. The Activity report has current FTE status.

8. ABLE-TECH Presentation
Linda Jaco, Associate Director

Assistive Technology Kit display and presentation by ABLE-Tech. This presentation will show kits being provided and trained on within the workforce system, a partnership between DRS and Able-Tech

9. Review and Discussion of Proposed Internal and External policy changes with possible Commission discussion.
Tina Calloway, Process Improvement Team

Review and Discussion of Proposed Internal and External policy changes with possible Commission discussion.
612:1-5-2. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) [AMENDED]
612:1-5-3. Division of Visual Services (DVS) [AMENDED]
612:1-7-3. Relationships with state boards: ex officio representation from the Department [AMENDED]
612:1-7-4. Relationships with federal officials [AMENDED]
612:3-3-20. Department of Rehabilitation Services recruitment and selection plan [AMENDED]
612:10-1-2. Definitions [AMENDED]
612:10-3-5. Basic living requirements [AMENDED]
612:10-7-24.3. Trial Work Experience and Extended Evaluation [AMENDED]
612:10-7-24.5. Closed – Not Accepted for Services [AMENDED]
612:10-7-25.1. Order of selection [AMENDED]
612:10-7-45. Case statuses and case flow [AMENDED]
612:10-7-58. Closed Rehabilitated [AMENDED]
612:10-7-201. Rehabilitation teaching services [AMENDED]
612:10-9-1. Philosophy and scope of program [AMENDED]
612:10-9-2. Consumer rights [AMENDED]
612:10-9-3. Rehabilitation teacher’s role [AMENDED]
612:10-9-13. Case recording [AMENDED]
612:10-9-15. Case status [REVOKED]
612:10-9-17. Application Status [REVOKED]
612:10-9-18. Closure from Application [REVOKED]
612:10-9-19. Eligibility Status [REVOKED]
612:10-9-20. Service Status [REVOKED]
612:10-9-21. Successful Closure [ REVOKED]
612:10-9-22. Unsuccessful Closure after IPE Initiation [REVOKED]
612:10-9-24. Closed from Eligibility Status [REVOKED]
612:10-9-25. Post-Employment Service Status [REVOKED]
612:10-9-26. Post-Employment Closure Status [REVOKED]
612:10-9-33. Communication Skills [AMENDED]
612:10-9-34. Personal management skills [AMENDED]
612:10-9-34.2. Indoor mobility Mobility within home environment [AMENDED]
612:10-9-34.3. Other adaptive skills [REVOKED]
612:10-9-35. Home management [AMENDED]
612:10-9-37. Referral for support services [AMENDED]
612:10-9-38. Vocational rehabilitation [AMENDED]
612:10-13-16. Evaluation [AMENDED]
612:10-13-17. Evaluation team [AMENDED]
612: 10-13-18. Fees [AMENDED]
612:10-13-20. Certification maintenance [AMENDED]
DRS:3-3-27. Department of Rehabilitation Services promotional plan [AMENDED]

10. Vocational Rehabilitation Report with possible Commission discussion
Ray Turner, Project Coordinator

The report includes case statistics; sheltered workshop project; tribal VR programs; and staff meetings.

11. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report with possible Commission discussion.
Renee Sansom, Project Manager

The report includes success stories; ORC board meetings; and state and national meetings.

12. Statewide Independent Living Council Report
Sidna Madden, Executive Director

The report included board members update; technical training; and work with other independent living agencies.

13. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the November 13, 2017 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Minutes
Commission Chair
14. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the November, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Kevin Treese, Program Manager
15. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the November, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.
Rita Echelle, Superintendent
16. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the September, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent
17. Presentation of Commission Award
Commission Chair
18. Presentation of Director's Award
Noel Tyler, Director
19. New Business (“Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting.” 25 O.S. § 311)
Commission Chair
20. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:30 am.
Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

21. Adjournment
Commission Chair