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Division Policy 6.14

SUBJECT

Out of State Services

EFFECTIVE DATE

July 9, 2003

REVISION DATE

January 18, 2013

EXPIRATION DATE

This policy will be reviewed and updated as needed.

PURPOSE

To provide guidelines for the provision of out-of-state services.

AUTHORITY

34 CFR 361.50(b)

POLICY

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