Division Policy 6.14
Out of State Services
July 9, 2003
January 18, 2013
This policy will be reviewed and updated as needed.
To provide guidelines for the provision of out-of-state services.
34 CFR 361.50(b)
The Florida Division of Blind Services has established a preference for in-State services, provided that the preference does not effectively deny an individual a necessary service. If the individual chooses an out-of-State service at a higher cost than an in-State service, and either service would meet the individual's rehabilitation needs, the designated State unit is not responsible for those costs in excess of the cost of the in-State service. However, if the out-of-state services provides a unique service to meet the individual’s rehabilitation plan, the Bureau Chief should be contacted to approve or disapproval such a service.
Original signed by Joyce Hildreth, Director, June 21, 2010