DRS Provider Manual and Forms

Provider Manual

NOTICE REGARDING VENDOR TINS

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts converted all Texas Identification Numbers (TIN) that were based on a Social Security Number (SSN) to a new and more secure format. This change will affect sole proprietorship business owners and other individuals who had TINs based on a SSN rather than an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Others will not be affected by this conversion. If your TIN begins with a "2" followed by an individual's SSN, the Comptroller's office has converted it to a new TIN consisting of a randomly assigned number that begins with a "7." Vendors must have the correct TIN on their invoices to remain in compliance with DARS performance standards.

Vendors can find their "7" TIN by using the Texas Comptroller's online application, which will continue to utilize the provider's EIN or SSN for searches and the "Confirm Texas Identification Number" screen will provide the "7" TIN. For more information visit the frequently asked questions on the CPA's website or contact DARS accounting at 866-440-0423, option 3.


Posted May 1, 2014:

The following revisions in the DRS Standards for Providers will be published on June 2, 2014:

Chapter 9: Embedded Training and Placement Services will be deleted from the DRS Standards for Providers manual to remove material that is no longer applicable.

Chapter 9: Embedded Training and Placement Services


Posted August 1, 2013:

The following revisions in the DRS Standards for Providers will be published on September 3, 2013:

Chapter 7 combines content from existing chapters 7 and 8 in the DRS Standards for Providers manual. The new chapter was reorganized to group topics more logically for easier use, to provide additional content, and to remove material that is no longer applicable.

Chapter 7: Program and Grant Administration Standards for Centers for Independent Living (CIL)

DRS Standards for Providers Manual

An electronic version of the DARS DRS Standards for Providers is available. Only those providers required by contract to do so must comply with these standards. Contact the DARS DRS Standards Specialist if you have questions in the following areas:

  • vocational assessment or evaluation
  • personal social adjustment training
  • work adjustment training
  • room, board, and supervised living
  • vocational adjustment training
  • job coaching
  • job placement
  • supported employment and supported self-employment services
  • post-acute brain injury services
  • centers for independent living
  • durable medical equipment
  • vehicle modifications

Provider Forms

Provider forms associated with this manual are available in PDF and Microsoft Word formats. Instruction sheets are available for some forms, with more instruction sheets to be added later.