clarified; added competitive and integrated
(1) Personal assistance services include a range of services provided by at least one person to assist an individual with a disability to perform daily living activities, on or off the job, that the individual typically would perform if he or she did not have a disability, and will not be able to perform even after receiving adaptive skills training.
This includes personal attendant services, which are personal services that an attendant performs for an individual with a disability including, but not limited to, bathing, feeding, dressing, providing mobility and transportation.
(2) These services shall, to the extent appropriate and desired by the participant, include training in managing, supervising, and directing their personal assistance services.
(3) Personal assistance services may be provided, if necessary, for the participant to achieve a competitive and integrated employment outcome, and shall be provided only while the participant is receiving other vocational rehabilitation services.
(4) The case service record must document how personal assistance services will be provided after the completion of vocational rehabilitation services or, to the extent that it is not possible to identify how personal assistance services will be provided when the individualized plan for employment is developed, there must be a description of the basis for concluding that there is a reasonable expectation that resources will become available.
(5) Personal assistance services are provided only after consideration of comparable services and benefits in accordance with WAC 67-25-283.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.18 RCW. WSR 05-08-097, § 67-25-418, filed 4/4/05, effective 5/5/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.15 RCW. WSR 95-06-057, § 67-25-418, filed 2/28/95, effective 3/31/95.]