4123-18-01 Provision of vocational rehabilitation services.

(A) Pursuant to sections 4121.441 and 4121.61 of the Revised Code, the bureau shall adopt rules for the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers. Managed care organizations (MCOs) shall provide medical management, including the management of vocational rehabilitation to injured workers, and the bureau shall manage all other aspects of the claim.

(B) The rules of this chapter shall be applicable to the rehabilitation of injured workers , whether the rehabilitation services are administered by the bureau and managed by an MCO, or administered by a self-insuring employer participating in the rehabilitation surplus fund. Self-insuring employers not participating in the rehabilitation surplus fund shall also adhere to these rules to ensure that rehabilitation services provided to their injured workers are equal to or greater than the services defined in this chapter.

(C) The bureau shall:

(1) Develop policy to implement vocational rehabilitation services.

(2) Assure that injured workers receive appropriate remain at work and/or return to work vocational rehabilitation services.

(3) Audit the MCOs' vocational rehabilitation management practices and provision of services.

Effective: 1/9/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/24/2014 and 01/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4121.30 , 4121.31 , 4123.05
Rule Amplifies: 4121.61 to 4121.69
Prior Effective Dates: 7/10/80, 2/3/92, 1/1/01, 11/5/09