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5.5.4  Obtaining a Complete Assessment

The process for gathering formal assessment information will vary depending on the medical condition or employment barrier being addressed:

1.             For a learning or cognitive disability the case worker may need to specify in writing to the assessing agency what type of information is needed.  This may include:

2.             For a mental health condition and/or AODA, assessment information may be gathered using the Mental Health Report (form 126). If the assessment information is collected through other methods such as a written evaluation developed by the assessing agency, it is important that the document covers the same content as the Mental Health Report to ensure that the caseworker is receiving adequate information to make case management decisions with the participant.

3.             For other types of medical conditions, assessment information may be gathered using the Medical Examination & Capacity (form 2012). Conditions that could be appropriately documented with the Medical Examination & Capacity form may include, but are not limited to:

4.             When the barrier is related to the care for another household member, the Need to Care for Disabled Family Member (form 10786) form must be used to gather the needed information.  (See 7.4.2)  Although the information gathered with this form does not meet all of the requirements of a formal assessment, it will serve as a substitute for obtaining a formal assessment when the individual is placed in a W-2 T and assigned to care for another member of the W-2 Group who is ill or incapacitated.  

When a participant has both a mental health condition and another type of medical condition and both conditions are potential barriers to employment that require formal assessment, the agency may need to request that the Mental Health Report (form 126) and the Medical Examination & Capacity (form 2012) are both completed by the appropriate service providers.  



This page last updated in Release # 10-01
Release Date:  10/05/10
Effective Date:  10/05/10