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WVC 18 - 10 I- 2 §18-10I-2. Definitions.

(a) "Competitive work" means work performed weekly on a part-time or full-time basis, as determined in each individualized written rehabilitation program, and for which compensation is consistent with the wage standards provided for in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

(b) "Division of rehabilitation services" means the state agency created by section one, article ten-a, chapter eighteen of this code.

(c) "Integrated work setting" means job sites where one or more nonhandicapped or nondisabled individuals interact with one or more handicapped or disabled employees on a regular basis in the performance of their respective job duties.

(d) "Supported employment" means competitive work in an integrated work setting with on-going support services for persons with a severe disability for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred or has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of severe handicaps.

(e) "Person with a severe disability" means an individual who has a severe physical or mental impairment which seriously limits one or more functional capacities (such as mobility, work tolerance, self-care, self-direction, or interpersonal, communication or work skills) in terms of an employment outcome; and who will require multiple vocational rehabilitation services over an extended period of time.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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