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2009 Revision Log

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February 2, 2009

Per HHSC review, the following position titles were changed effective February 1, 2009:

Old Job Title New Job Title
Operations Director for Regional Program Support (ODRPS) Regional Program Support Director (RPSD)
Regional Program Support Manager (RPSM) Regional Program Support Specialist (RPSS)
Regional Program Support Administrator (RPSA) Regional Consumer Contract Specialist (RCCS)

April 1, 2009

Chapter 1: Procurement Standards

to clarify accessibility and safety requirements for contractors and to make minor wording changes.

April 2009 Ch. 1 Mark-up

Chapter 3: Rates

to clarify certain payment rates and contractor requirements for submitting invoices.

April 2009 Ch. 3 Mark-up

Chapter 5: Services

to revise and clarify contractor requirements for providing certain services to consumers.

April 2009 Ch. 5 Mark-up

May 1, 2009

Chapter 3: Rates

3.5.2 Submitting Service Reports, to correct the titles of DARS1613, Supported Employment Services Plan – Part 1 and DARS1614, Supported Employment Services Plan – Part 2.

Chapter 5: Services

5.2.4 Performance Measures, to revise required technology format from floppy disk to compact disc in the following performance measurement: "Were consumers provided with a compact disc (CD) containing copies of any changes or additions to the consumer's batch, keyboard, script, set, or other configuration files at the end of their final training session?"

July 1, 2009

Chapter 1: Procurement Standards

1.6 Organization and Administration, 1.6.4 Additional Requirements, to update the DBS toll-free telephone number that facility-based providers must post within their facility from (800-252-5204) to (800-628-5115).

Chapter 5: Services

5.12 Standards for Supported Employment Services, to identify required plan revisions and benchmark status when a consumer changes employment goals or loses a job.

July 2009 Mark-up

October 1, 2009

Chapter 1: Procurement Standards

1.7.4 Records Retention, to specify that contract service providers must retain all programmatic, financial, and supporting documents for a minimum of three years.

1.7.5 Production of Records, to specify that contract service providers must provide contract-related information for agencies to conduct audits or examinations, or make excerpts, copies, or transcriptions.

Oct 2009 Ch. 1 Mark-up

Chapter 3: Rates

3.2 Service Rates, to increase the rates paid for certain assistive technology training services.

Oct 2009 Ch. 3 Mark-up

Chapter 5: Services

5.2 Assistive Technology Training/5.2.1 Job Function, to add that training may also be provided in a DARS office or a community resource center. Also that group training can be provided by facility-based trainers or on-site trainers.

Oct 2009 Ch. 5 Mark-up