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SB-1063 Developmental services: competitive integrated employment.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/18/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1063


Introduced by Senator Durazo

February 18, 2020


An act to amend Sections 56345.1 and 56462 of, to amend and renumber Section 56021.1 of, and to add Section 56021.1 to, the Education Code, and to amend Sections 4868, 4869, 19000, 19095, 19098, 19098.5, 19103, 19104, 19150, and 19152 of, and to add Section 19155 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to developmental services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1063, as introduced, Durazo. Developmental services: competitive integrated employment.
(1) Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish the capacity to provide transition services to individuals with exceptional needs and requires those transition services to include, among other things, systematic and longitudinal vocational education curriculum that includes instructional strategies that will prepare pupils with severe disabilities to make a successful transition to supported employment and the community.
This bill would instead require those instructional strategies to prepare pupils with severe disabilities to make a successful transition to competitive integrated employment or supported employment.
(2) Existing law requires the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to form a standing Employment First Committee to, among other responsibilities, identify strategies and recommend legislative, regulatory, and policy changes to increase integrated employment, self-employment, and microenterprises for persons with developmental disabilities, as specified. Existing law also establishes the Employment First Policy, which provides that opportunities for integrated, competitive employment be given the highest priority for working age individuals with developmental disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. Existing law defines “integrated employment” and “competitive employment” for these purposes.
Existing federal law, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides federal funding to states that provide rehabilitation and vocational services to individuals with disabilities in accordance with guidelines established pursuant to the act. Existing state law establishes the Department of Rehabilitation in the California Health and Human Services Agency to provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. Existing law requires an individualized written rehabilitation program to be developed for each individual who has been determined to be eligible for these services and requires the individualized plan for employment to, among other things, include placement in integrated settings to the maximum extent appropriate.
This bill would replace inconsistent terminology with the term “competitive integrated employment” and define “competitive integrated employment” for these purposes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 56021.1 is added to the Education Code, to read:

56021.1.
 The terms “competitive integrated employment,” “microenterprises,” and “self-employment” have the same meaning as in Section 4868 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

SEC. 2.

 Section 56021.1 of the Education Code is amended and renumbered to read:

56021.1.56021.2.
 “Consent,” as provided in Section 300.9 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, means all of the following:
(a) The parent or guardian has been fully informed of all information relevant to the activity for which consent is sought, in his or her their native language, or other mode of communication.
(b) The parent or guardian understands and agrees in writing to the carrying out of the activity for which his or her their consent is sought; and the consent describes that activity and lists the records, if any, that will be released and to whom.
(c) The parent or guardian understands that the granting of consent is voluntary on the part of the parent or guardian and may be revoked at any time. If a parent or guardian revokes consent, that revocation is not retroactive to negate an action that has occurred after the consent was given and before the consent was revoked. A public agency is not required to amend the education records of a child to remove any reference to the child’s receipt of special education and services if the child’s parent or guardian submits a written revocation of consent after the initial provision of special education and related services to the child.

SEC. 3.

 Section 56345.1 of the Education Code is amended to read:

56345.1.
 (a) The term “transition services,” as defined in Section 1401(34) of Title 20 of the United States Code and as used in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 56345, means a coordinated set of activities for an individual with exceptional needs that does all of the following:
(1) Is designed within an results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the individual with exceptional needs to facilitate the movement of the pupil from school to postschool activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, competitive integrated employment, including supported employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.
(2) Is based upon the individual needs of the pupil, taking into account the strengths, preferences, and interests of the pupil.
(3) Includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other postschool adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and provision of a functional vocational evaluation.
(b) In accordance with Section 300.43(b) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, transition services for individuals with exceptional needs may be special education, if provided as specially designed instruction, or a designated instruction and service, if required to assist a pupil to benefit from special education.
(c) If a participating agency, other than the local educational agency, fails to provide the transition services described in the individualized education program of the pupil in accordance with Section 1414(d)(6) of Title 20 of the United States Code and paragraph (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 56345, the local educational agency shall reconvene the individualized education program team to identify alternative strategies to meet the transition service needs for the pupil set out in the program.

SEC. 4.

 Section 56462 of the Education Code is amended to read:

56462.
 The transition services shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) In-service training programs, resource materials, and handbooks that identify the following:
(1) The definition of “transition,” including the major components of an effective school-based transition program.
(2) Relevant laws and regulations.
(3) The roles of other agencies in the transition process including, but not limited to, the scope of their services, eligibility criteria, and funding.
(4) The components of effective transition planning.
(5) The role of families in the individualized transition process.
(6) Resources and model programs currently available in this state.
(b) Development of the role and responsibilities of special education in the transition process, including the following:
(1) The provision of work skills training, including those skills that are necessary in order to exhibit competence on the job.
(2) The provision of multiple employment options and facilitating job or career choice by providing a variety of vocational experiences.
(3) The collection and analysis of data on what happens to pupils once they leave the school system and enter the adult world.
(4) The coordination of the transition planning process, including development of necessary interagency agreements and procedures at both state and local levels.
(5) The provision of instructional learning strategies that will assist pupils who find learning difficult in acquiring skills that will enable them to obtain diplomas, promote a positive attitude toward secondary and postsecondary education and training, and make a successful transition to postsecondary life.
(c) The development and implementation of systematic and longitudinal vocational education curriculum including the following:
(1) Instructional strategies that will prepare pupils with severe disabilities to make a successful transition to competitive integrated employment or supported employment and the community.
(2) The introduction of vocational and career education curriculum in the elementary grades for those pupils who can benefit from it.
(d) Materials, resource manuals, and in-service training programs to support the active participation of families in the planning and implementation of transition-related goals and activities.
(e) The development of resources and in-service training that will support the implementation of individualized transition planning for all pupils with exceptional needs.
(f) The development of a network of model demonstration sites that illustrate a wide variety of transition models and implementation strategies.
(g) Coordination with other specialized programs that serve students who face barriers to successful transition.
(h) A research, evaluation, and dissemination program that will support the major programmatic aspects of transition services. Through a variety of competitive grants, bids, contracts, and other awards specific content areas will be developed in cooperation with a variety of field-based agencies, including local education agencies, special education local plan areas, county offices, institutions of higher education, and in-service training agencies.

SEC. 5.

 Section 4868 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4868.
 (a) The State Council on Developmental Disabilities shall form a standing Employment First Committee consisting of the following members:
(1) One designee of each of the members of the state council specified in subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), (F), and (H) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 4521.
(2) A member of the consumer self-advocate advisory committee of the state council.
(b) In carrying out the requirements of this section, the committee shall meet and consult, as appropriate, with other state and local agencies and organizations, including, but not limited to, the Employment Development Department, the Association of Regional Center Agencies, one or more supported employment provider organizations, an organized labor organization representing service coordination staff, and one or more consumer family member organizations.
(c) The responsibilities of the committee shall include, but need not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) Identifying the respective roles and responsibilities of state and local agencies in enhancing competitive integrated and gainful employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
(2) Identifying strategies, best practices, and incentives for increasing competitive integrated employment and gainful employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, including, but not limited to, ways to improve the transition planning process for students 14 years of age or older, and to develop partnerships with, and increase participation by, public and private employers and job developers.
(3) Identifying existing sources of employment data and recommending goals for, and approaches to measuring progress in, increasing competitive integrated employment and gainful employment of people with developmental disabilities.
(4) Identifying existing sources of consumer data that can be used to provide demographic information for individuals, including, but not limited to, age, gender, ethnicity, types of disability, and geographic location of consumers, and that can be matched with employment data to identify outcomes and trends of the Employment First Policy.
(5) Recommending goals for measuring employment participation and outcomes for various consumers within the developmental services system.
(6) Recommending legislative, regulatory, and policy changes for increasing the number of individuals with developmental disabilities in competitive integrated employment, self-employment, and microenterprises, and who earn wages at or above minimum wage, including, but not limited to, recommendations for improving transition planning and services for students with developmental disabilities who are 14 years of age or older. This shall include, but shall not be limited to, the development of a policy with the intended outcome of significantly increasing the number of individuals with developmental disabilities who engage in competitive integrated employment, self-employment, and microenterprises, and in the number of individuals who earn wages at or above minimum wage. This proposed policy shall be in furtherance of the intent of this division that services and supports be available to enable persons with developmental disabilities to approximate the pattern of everyday living available to people without disabilities of the same age and that support their integration into the mainstream life of the community, and that those services and supports result in more independent, productive, and normal lives for the persons served. The proposed policy shall not limit service and support options otherwise available to consumers, or the rights of consumers, or, where appropriate, parents, legal guardians, or conservators to make choices in their own lives.
(d) For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)“Competitive employment” means work in the competitive labor market that is performed on a full-time or part-time basis in an integrated setting and for which an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals who are not disabled.

(2)“Integrated employment” means “integrated work” as defined in subdivision (o) of Section 4851.

(1) “Competitive integrated employment” means work that is all of the following:
(A) Performed on a full-time or part-time basis, including self-employment, and for which, in the case of an individual who is self-employed, yields an income that is comparable to the income received by other individuals who are not individuals with disabilities and who are self-employed in similar occupations or on similar tasks and who have similar training, experience, and skills, and, in the case of an individual who is not self-employed, is compensated at a rate that is all of the following:
(i) Not less than the higher of the rates specified in Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) or the rate required under the applicable state or local minimum wage law for the place of employment.
(ii) Not less than the customary rate paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by other employees who are not individuals with disabilities and who are similarly situated in similar occupations by the same employer and who have similar training, experience, and skills.
(iii) Eligible for the level of benefits provided to other employees.
(B) Performed at a location that is both of the following:
(i) Typically found in the community.
(ii) Where the employee with a disability interacts for the purpose of performing the duties of the position with other employees within the particular work unit and the entire work site and, as appropriate to the work performed, other individuals, such as customers and vendors, who are not individuals with disabilities and are not supervisory personnel or individuals who are providing services to the employee, to the same extent as employees who are not individuals with disabilities and who are in comparable positions.
(C) Presents, as appropriate, opportunities for advancement that are similar to those for other employees who are not individuals with disabilities and who have similar positions.

(3)

(2) “Microenterprises” means small businesses owned by individuals with developmental disabilities who have control and responsibility for decisionmaking and overseeing the business, with accompanying business licenses, taxpayer identification numbers other than social security numbers, and separate business bank accounts. Microenterprises may be considered integrated competitive integrated employment.

(4)

(3) “Self-employment” means an employment setting in which an individual works in a chosen occupation, for profit or fee, in his or her the individual’s own small business, with control and responsibility for decisions affecting the conduct of the business.
(e) The committee, by July 1, 2011, and annually thereafter, shall provide a report to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature and to the Governor describing its work and recommendations. The report due by July 1, 2011, shall include the proposed policy described in paragraph (4) of subdivision (c).

SEC. 6.

 Section 4869 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4869.
 (a) (1) In furtherance of the purposes of this division to make services and supports available to enable persons with developmental disabilities to approximate the pattern of everyday living available to people without disabilities of the same age, to support the integration of persons with developmental disabilities into the mainstream life of the community, and to bring about more independent, productive, and normal lives for the persons served, it is the policy of the state that opportunities for integrated, competitive integrated employment shall be given the highest priority for working age individuals with developmental disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This policy shall be known as the Employment First Policy.
(2) Implementation of the policy shall be consistent with, and shall not infringe upon, the rights established pursuant to this division, including the right of people with developmental disabilities to make informed choices with respect to services and supports through the individual program planning process.
(3) Integrated competitive Competitive integrated employment is intended to be the first option considered by planning teams for working age individuals, but individuals may choose goals other than integrated competitive integrated employment.
(4) Postsecondary education, technical or vocational training, and internship programs may be considered as a means to achieve integrated competitive integrated employment or career advancement.
(5) This chapter shall not be construed to expand the existing entitlement to services for persons with developmental disabilities described in this division.
(6) This chapter shall not alleviate schools of their responsibility to provide transition services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
(b) The State Council on Developmental Disabilities shall develop an informational brochure about the Employment First Policy, translate the brochure into various languages, and post the brochure on its Internet Web site. internet website.
(c) Regional centers shall provide consumers 16 years of age or older, and, when appropriate, their parents, legal guardians, conservators, or authorized representative with information, in an understandable form, about the Employment First Policy, options for integrated competitive integrated employment, and services and supports, including postsecondary education, that are available to enable the consumer to transition from school to work, and to achieve the outcomes of obtaining and maintaining integrated competitive integrated employment.
(d) The department may request information from regional centers on current and planned activities related to the Employment First Policy. A contract between the department and a regional center shall include performance objectives relating to implementation of the Employment First Policy, as described in subdivision (c) of Section 4629.

SEC. 7.

 Section 19000 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

19000.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares as follows:
(1) Work is a valuable and important activity, both for individuals and society, and fulfills the need of an individual to be productive, promotes independence, enhances self-esteem, and allows for participation in the mainstream of life.
(2) Disability is a natural part of human experience and in no way diminishes the capacity of individuals to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society, pursue meaningful careers, and enjoy inclusion and integration in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of society.
(3) As a group, individuals with disabilities experience staggering levels of unemployment and poverty.
(4) Increased employment of, and independent living for, individuals with disabilities can be achieved by providing individualized training, independent living services, educational and support services, and meaningful opportunities for competitive integrated employment in integrated work settings with reasonable accommodations.
(5) Individuals with disabilities, including individuals with the most significant disabilities, have demonstrated their ability to achieve gainful employment in integrated settings competitive integrated employment if appropriate services and supports are provided.
(6) The provision of vocational rehabilitation services can enable individuals with disabilities, including individuals with the most significant disabilities, to pursue meaningful careers by securing gainful competitive integrated employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities.
(b) The purpose of this division is to assist the Department of Rehabilitation in operating comprehensive, coordinated, effective, efficient, and accountable programs of vocational rehabilitation and independent living that are designed to assess, plan, develop, and provide services for individuals with disabilities, particularly individuals with the most significant disabilities, consistent with their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, and capabilities, so that these individuals may prepare for and engage in gainful competitive integrated employment and live more independently.
(c) The Department of Rehabilitation’s vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs shall be consistent with the national policy toward people with disabilities articulated in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
(d) It shall be the goal of the Department of Rehabilitation to provide individuals with disabilities with the tools necessary to do all of the following:
(1) Make informed choices and decisions.
(2) Maximize employment, independence, and economic and social self-sufficiency in the mainstream of society.
(3) Achieve equality of opportunity and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
(e) The Department of Rehabilitation’s vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs, projects, and activities shall be carried out in a manner consistent with the following principles:
(1) Respect for individual dignity, personal responsibility, self-determination, and pursuit of independent living and meaningful careers, based on informed choice of individuals with disabilities.
(2) Respect for the privacy, rights, and equal access of individuals with disabilities, including, but not limited to, the use of accessible formats.
(3) Individuals with disabilities, including individuals with the most significant disabilities, shall be generally presumed to be capable of engaging in gainful competitive integrated employment, and the provision of individualized vocational rehabilitation services can improve their ability to become gainfully employed.
(4) Promotion of independence, inclusion, integration, and full participation of individuals with disabilities.
(5) Individuals with disabilities shall be provided the opportunities to obtain competitive employment in integrated settings. competitive integrated employment.
(6) Individuals with disabilities shall be active participants in their own rehabilitation programs, including, but not limited to, making meaningful and informed choices about the selection of their vocational goals and objectives and the vocational rehabilitation services they receive.
(7) Support for the involvement of a parent, a family member, a guardian, an advocate, or an authorized representative, if an individual with a disability requests, desires, or needs that support.
(8) Individuals with disabilities and their advocates are full partners in the vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs and shall be involved on a regular basis and in a meaningful manner with respect to policy development and implementation.
(9) Qualified vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other qualified personnel facilitate the accomplishment of the employment and independent living goals and objectives of an individual.
(10) Accountability measures must facilitate and not impede the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the department’s programs, including providing vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to, among others, individuals with the most significant disabilities.

SEC. 8.

 Section 19095 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

19095.
 (a) (1) There is hereby established in the Department of Rehabilitation a Division of Specialized Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
(2) For purposes of this chapter “division” means the division established pursuant to paragraph (1).
(b) The purposes of the division shall be as follows:
(1) To assist persons who are blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard of hearing in gaining competitive integrated employment.
(2) To enlarge economic opportunities for persons who are blind or visually impaired and deaf and hard of hearing.
(3) To enhance the independence and self-sufficiency of blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.

SEC. 9.

 Section 19098 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

19098.
 The Director of Rehabilitation shall, on or before July 1, 2005, and every other year thereafter, report to the Legislature and the Governor on the programs administered by the division. The report shall include statistics on competitive integrated employment placements of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

SEC. 10.

 Section 19098.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

19098.5.
 The Director of Rehabilitation shall establish the Blind Advisory Committee to advise the Director of Rehabilitation on means to increase competitive integrated employment, enlarge economic opportunities, enhance independence and self-sufficiency, and otherwise improve services for persons who are blind and visually impaired. A majority of the members shall be blind or visually impaired. Members of the committee who are not blind or visually impaired shall have experience in services to the blind. The committee shall develop, in conjunction with stakeholders, an annual work plan to identify and address areas for improvement in services provided by the division to persons who are blind and visually impaired.

SEC. 11.

 Section 19103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

19103.
 (a) Any individual with a disability, as defined in Section 19151, who requires vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful competitive integrated employment, is eligible for services under this chapter.
(b) For the purposes of Section 19151, it shall be presumed that an individual can benefit in terms of an a competitive integrated employment outcome from vocational rehabilitation services unless it can be demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that the individual is incapable of doing so.
(c) Eligibility determinations for vocational rehabilitation services shall be completed within the timeframes specified in federal law and, to the extent possible, shall rely upon the information specified in Section 19100.

SEC. 12.

 Section 19104 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

19104.
 (a) Subject to the limitation of Section 19102 and to the extent federal funds are available, an individualized plan for employment shall be developed for each individual determined to be eligible under this chapter.
(b) The individualized plan for employment shall do all of the following:
(1) Be designed to achieve the employment objective of the individual, consistent with the unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, and capabilities of the individual, and, to the maximum extent appropriate, to include placement in integrated settings. competitive integrated employment.
(2) Be jointly developed and agreed upon by the eligible individual, or when appropriate the individual’s parent, family member, guardian, advocate, or authorized representative, and the department. In developing the program, the department shall inform the individual about and involve the individual in choosing among alternative goals, objectives, available services, entities providing the services, and the methods used to provide or procure the services.
(3) Contain all of the information required by federal law and regulations, including a statement of the specific vocational goods and services, as defined in Section 19150, to be provided and the terms and conditions under which available goods and services will be provided, to the extent federal funds are available, to the individual in the most integrated setting.
(4) To the extent possible, utilize the information specified in Section 19100.

SEC. 13.

 Section 19150 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

19150.
 (a) The term “vocational rehabilitation services” means the following services and goods:
(1) An assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs by qualified personnel, including if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology or an assessment for supported employment as an employment outcome.
(2) Counseling, guidance, and work-related placement services for persons with disabilities, including job search assistance, placement assistance, job retention services, personal assistance services, followup services, and specific postemployment services necessary to assist those individuals in maintaining, regaining, or advancing in their employment, both competitive integrated and supported.
(3) Training services for persons with disabilities, which shall include personal and vocational adjustment, books, and other training materials.
(4) Auxiliary aide services, such as reader services for individuals who are blind and interpreter services for individuals who are deaf.
(5) Job coaching services that may include any of the following:
(A) On-the-job skill training.
(B) Observation or supervision at the worksite.
(C) Consultation or training, or both, of coworkers and supervisors.
(D) Assistance in integrating into the work environment.
(E) Destination training.
(F) Assistance with public support agencies.
(G) Family and residential provider consultation.
(H) Any other on- or off-the-job support services needed to reinforce and stabilize job placement.
(6) Recruitment and training services for persons with disabilities to provide them with new employment opportunities in the fields of rehabilitation, health, welfare, public safety, and law enforcement, and other appropriate service employment.
(7) Physical and mental restoration services, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) Corrective surgery or therapeutic treatment necessary to correct or substantially modify a physical or mental condition which is stable or slowly progressive and constitutes an impediment to employment, but is of such a nature that the correction or modification may reasonably be expected to eliminate or substantially reduce the impediment to employment within a reasonable length of time.
(B) Necessary hospitalization in connection with surgery or treatment.
(C) Prosthetic and orthotic devices.
(D) Eyeglasses and visual services as prescribed by a physician skilled in the diseases of the eye or by an optometrist.
(8) Maintenance, not exceeding the additional costs incurred while participating in rehabilitation.
(9) Occupational licenses, tools, equipment, and initial stocks and supplies.
(10) Rehabilitation technology services, which shall include rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology services and devices.
(11) On-the-job or other related personal assistance services provided to an individual with a disability who is receiving other vocational rehabilitation services.
(12) Transition services to students, pursuant to cooperative agreements established under Section 19013, that promote or facilitate the accomplishment of long-term rehabilitation goals and intermediate rehabilitation objectives.
(13) Referral and other services designed to assist individuals with disabilities in securing needed services from other agencies through agreements developed pursuant to Section 19013.
(14) The provision of other programs and services when provided for the benefit of groups of individuals, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
(A) In the case of any type of small business operated by individuals with significant disabilities, the operation of which can be improved by management services and supervision provided by the department, the provision of those services and supervision, alone or together with the acquisition by the department of vending stands and other equipment and initial stocks and supplies.
(B) The establishment, development, or improvement of community rehabilitation programs that promise to contribute substantially to the rehabilitation of a group of individuals but that are not related directly to the rehabilitation plan of any one individual with a disability, providing the program is used to provide services that promote integration and competitive employment, including supported employment. competitive integrated employment and supported employment.
(C) Technical assistance and support services to businesses that are not subject to Subchapter 1 (commencing with Section 12111) of Chapter 126 of Title 42 of the United States Code and that are seeking to employ individuals with disabilities.
(15) Transportation in connection with the rendering of any other vocational rehabilitation service.
(16) Any other goods and services necessary to render a person with disabilities employable.
(17) Services to the families of persons with disabilities when those services will contribute substantially to the rehabilitation of those individuals.
(b) For the purposes of subdivision (a), full consideration of eligibility for any comparable service or benefit shall be utilized to the extent permitted by federal law.

SEC. 14.

 Section 19152 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

19152.
 (a) “Community rehabilitation program” means a program which is operated for the primary purpose of providing directly or facilitating the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities and which provides singly or in combination one or more of the following services to enable persons with disabilities to maximize opportunities for employment, including career advancement:
(1) Comprehensive rehabilitation services which shall include, under one management, medical, psychological, social, and vocational services.
(2) Testing, fitting, or training in the use of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
(3) Recreational therapy.
(4) Physical and occupational therapy.
(5) Speech, language, and hearing therapy.
(6) Psychiatric, psychological, and social services.
(7) Personal and work adjustment.
(8) Vocational training (in combination with other rehabilitation services).
(9) Evaluation or control of special disabilities.
(10) Assessment for determining eligibility and vocational needs, including evaluation for supported employment, development, and placement in jobs.
(11)  Development of, and placement in, jobs.
(12)  Job coaching services to enable a person with disabilities to obtain or maintain supported employment or competitive integrated employment.
(13)  Extended employment for persons with significant disabilities who cannot be readily absorbed into the competitive labor market.
(14)  Personal assistance services.
(15)  To the extent provided under federal law, services similar to the services described in paragraphs (1) to (13), inclusive.
(b) All medical and related health services shall be prescribed by, or under the formal supervision of, persons licensed to practice medicine or surgery in the state.

SEC. 15.

 Section 19155 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

19155.
 The terms “competitive integrated employment,” “microenterprises,” and “self-employment” have the same meaning as in Section 4868.