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 all rehabilitation of injured workers and employers, 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.

(4) Prepare an annual report of vocational rehabilitation activities during the prior calendar year.

Effective: 11/05/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/10/2009 and 10/01/2014
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