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Division Policy 2.15

SUBJECT

Cooperation and Coordination with Other Entities or Interagency Collaboration

EFFECTIVE DATE

July 18, 2003

REVIEW DATE

January 18, 2013

EXPIRATION DATE

This policy will be reviewed and updated as needed.

PURPOSE

To ensure effective working relationships with partners in the quest to provide quality services to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

AUTHORITY

34 CFR 361.24, 361.53(d) and FS 413

POLICY

According to FS 413.74(2), every public agency shall cooperate with the Division to ensure that rehabilitation services are available.  Cooperation and communication between agencies is essential to ensure that all necessary services are provided and to prevent the duplication of services.

The Division of Blind Services will utilize community resources whenever possible when providing services to consumers. Guidelines established in cooperative agreements and contracts with agencies and entities are to be upheld.

Original signed by Joyce Hildreth, Director, on October 14, 2009.