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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Combined or General)

    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan [13] must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:


    [13] Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA

    • h. Interagency Cooperation

      Describe how the designated State unit will collaborate with the State agency responsible for administering each of the following programs to develop opportunities for competitive integrated employment, to the greatest extent practicable:

h. 3. The State agency responsible for providing mental health services.

Current Narrative:

The IDVR and Health and Welfare (H&W) Behavioral Health no longer have a formal agreement.  Due to the States shift in the delivery of behavioral health services to a community model, IDVR is no longer has designated staff to work directly with H&W Behavioral Health.  There is IDVR representation on the State Planning Council on Behavioral Health.  The purpose of this Council is to “serve as an advocate for adults with serious mental issues, children with severe emotional disturbances, and others with mental health or substance use needs. Expand, improve, notify or transform Behavioral Health service delivery system for individuals with severe mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and substance use disorders to ensure access to treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation services, including those services that go beyond the traditional behavioral health system.  Advise the State Behavioral Health Authority on problems, policies and programs and provide guidance to the State Behavioral Authority in the development and implementation of the State Behavioral Health Systems Plan.  Monitor, review, and evaluate the allocation and adequacy of behavioral health services throughout the state not less than once a year.  Serve as a vehicle for intra- and inter-agency policy and program development.  Present to the Governor and legislature by June 30 of each year a report on the Council's challenges and achievements and impact on the quality of life that Behavioral Health services had on Idaho citizens.  The Council will incorporate recommendations for service system improvements submitted by the regional behavioral health boards.”  Regionally, the IDVR connects with Mental Health and Drug Courts where available.  Referrals come to the IDVR regional and sub offices through community behavioral health organizations.