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317:40-7-6.Center-based services

[Revised 09-01-17]
(a) Center-based services are any employment service provided where a majority of the people at the site are persons with a disability. These settings facilitate opportunities to seek employment in competitive settings and support access to the greater community.

(b) Center-based services are pre-planned documented activities that relate to the member's identified employment outcomes.

(c) Examples of Center-based services are active participation in:

(1) learning and work experiences where the individual can develop general, non-job-task specific strengths and skills that contribute to employability in paid employment in integrated community settings;

(2) team-prescribed therapy programs, such as speech, physical therapy, or switch activation implemented by employment provider staff in the workshop or other center-based setting; and

(3) computer classes, General Education Development preparation, job club, interviewing skills, or other classes whose participants all have disabilities, even when the location is in the community.

(d) Paid contract work is usually subcontracted, and the persons receiving services earn commensurate wage according to Department of Labor regulations.

(e) Participation in Center-based services is limited to 15 hours per week for persons receiving services through the Homeward Bound Waiver, unless approved through the exception process explained in (OAC) 317:40-7-21.

(f) The provider agency must meet physical plant expectations of (OAC) 340:100-17-13.

(g) During periods in which no paid work is available for members, despite the provider's documented good faith efforts to secure work, the employment-provider agency ensures each member participates in training activities that are age appropriate, work related, and consistent with the Individual Plan. Such activities may include, but are not limited to:

(1) resume development and application writing;

(2) work attire selection;

(3) job interview training and practice;

(4) job safety and evacuation training;

(5) personal or social skills training; and

(6) stamina and wellness classes. 

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.