Department of Economic Security
The Department of Economic Security (Department) is in the process of rewriting 6 A.A.C. 4, the administrative rules that govern the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), including Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Business Enterprise Program (BEP). During this process we welcome input from the public. To that end, we are requesting written comments on the current draft of the RSA rules.
Our goal in revising these rules is to make the rules more user-friendly and more accurately reflect current practices. We want to clarify program requirements, remove outdated language, and align the rules with current federal regulations.
The Department is seeking informal stakeholder input as we draft the RSA rules to ensure that we adequately consider stakeholders’ comments and concerns early in the rule writing process. Although, there will be an opportunity for formal public comment after the rules are published in the Arizona Administrative Register pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1023, the Department will not be able to make any substantial changes to the draft rules at that time.
Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Rehabilitation Services
The Department will accept written comments on the draft RSA rules until Friday, December 3, 2021, via mail or electronically at:
Arizona Department of Economic Security
ATTN: Nicole Tolton
P.O. Box 6123, Mail Drop 111G
Phoenix, AZ 85007
E-mail: [email protected]
Written comments are due by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Friday, December 3, 2021. Written comments sent via the United States Postal Service must be postmarked by December 3, 2021, to ensure consideration. All written comments should include the signature and e-mail address of the person providing comments, as well as the name of any organization that person represents.
This document is available in an alternative format by contacting Nicole Tolton at the email or address specified above.