DRS Provider Manual and Forms

Provider Manual

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to group topics more logically for easier use, to provide additional content, and to remove material that is no longer applicable.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)


Posted February 1, 2013:

Revisions to the following sections in the DRS Standards for Providers will be published on March 1, 2013:

Chapter 5: Standards for Post-Acute Brain Injury Service Providers

  • 5.8 Residential Services
  • 5.10 Home- and Community-Based Services

Posted November 1, 2012:

The new Chapter 11 of the DRS Standards for Providers manual related to DARS’ new Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) program will be published and become effective on December 3, 2012. This chapter was originally expected to publish on October 1, 2012, but was revised to incorporate stakeholder feedback.


Posted July 1, 2012:

The following new chapter in the DRS Standards for Providers will be published on August 1, 2012:


Posted May 1, 2012:

Revisions to the following chapters in the DRS Standards for Providers will be published on June 1, 2012:


Posted April 1, 2012:

Revisions to the following chapters in the DRS Standards for Providers will be published on May 1, 2012:


Posted March 1, 2012:

Revisions to the following chapter in the DRS Standards for Providers will be published on April 1, 2012:


Posted February 1, 2012:

The following revisions to the Standards for Providers will be published on March 1, 2012:

Chapter 2.2 Staff Qualifications, Job Placement Specialist (2-0071) and Section 2.11 Standards for Supported Employment Services, Staff Qualifications (2-0540) will be updated to reflect current CRP staff credentialing and training deadlines and procedural information for providing services to consumers.

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.