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NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Services for the Blind

State Rehabilitation Council Meeting Minutes

December 8, 2011

Call to Order of the State Rehabilitation Council Meeting.

Directly following the Commission for the Blind meeting, Chair Beth Butler opened the State Rehabilitation Council meeting.

The following members were present in the conference room:  Eddie Weaver, Mary Flanagan, Brenda Savage, Cynthia Speight, Gary Ray, David Arthur, Joann Wood, and Carla Parker

Present on the Conference Call:  Beth Butler, Kim Lambert Steve Harris, Dorothy Frye, Brenda Montforti, Richard Oliver, and Erica Nail.

Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Richard Oliver, seconded by Dorothy Frye, and carried to approve the minutes of the September 17, 2011, meeting. 

Committee Reports:

Policy and Procedures Committee—Cynthia Speight
The rule change that relates to economic needs and financial resources is now in effect.  DSB is now verifying consumer’s income.  

During the next few months, DSB will be busy making business practice changes to accommodate the upcoming BEAM system. 

Annual Report—David Arthur

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), the federal agency that oversees all vocational rehabilitation programs, mandates that each program submit an annual report as to what activities have been during the last fiscal year.   

The annual report highlights each DSB program, explains the services offered, and indicates each program’s accomplishments. 
This report is sent to RSA, published on their website, and published on DSB’s website. 

In the spring, we will begin working on the State Plan. 

A motion was made by Dorothy Frye, seconded by Richard Oliver, and carried to approve the Annual Report for 2011. 

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New Business


The State Rehabilitation Council meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.


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