10a NCAC 27g .2302      DEFINITIONS

In addition to the terms defined in Rule .0103 of this Subchapter and G.S. 122C-3, the following terms shall also apply:

(1)           "Approved supported employment conversion plan" means a planned approach to changing the type of services delivered from ADVP facility‑based to supported employment.  Approval of the conversion plan is the responsibility of the Chief of the appropriate disability section of DMH/DD/SAS or his designee and the Area Director or his designee if the facility is operated by a contract agency of the area program or other service provider.  DMH/DD/SAS shall request appropriate personnel from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to participate in the plan review process.  The request for approval of the supported employment conversion plan shall include specific written information in the following areas:

(a)           number of clients to be moved into supported employment;

(b)           types of supported employment models to be used;

(c)           time frame for the conversion period;

(d)           interim proposed facility staffing patterns and responsibilities; and

(e)           proposed budget for the conversion plan.

(2)           "Supported employment" means a day/night service which involves paid work in a job which would otherwise be done by a non‑disabled worker.  Supported employment is carried out in an integrated work site where an individual or a small number of people with disabilities work together and where the work site is not immediately adjacent to another program serving persons with disabilities.  It includes involvement of staff working with the individuals in these integrated settings.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑26; 143B‑147;

Eff. May 1, 1996.