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Chapter 27: Services to Family Members

27.1 Definition

Services to Family Members are services provided to one or more of a consumer's family (as defined below). The purpose is to increase the effectiveness of VR services to the consumer, thus contributing to their rehabilitation.

27.2 Who Is a Family Member?

The family of the referral/consumer is considered to be the consumer, the parent(s), and/or legal guardian(s) and all individuals residing in the household for whom the consumer, parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) have legal and/or financial responsibility.

27.3 Criteria for Provision

In order to provide services to family members, such services must be:

27.4 Rule

Services to family members are only provided if, without such services, the person who is disabled would be unable to begin or continue their IPE, and the program would be jeopardized or interfered with to the extent that employment would be unnecessarily delayed or could not be achieved.

27.5 Case Notes

Document in case notes: