Professional Disclosure Form Letter to Providers
Beginning today, use of the attached AGENCY APPROVED VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROVIDER PROFESSIONAL DISCLOSURE FORM is a requirement for all approved facilities. The form should be used at the start of every new vocational counseling case for which comprehensive services will be provided. If your client is not supportive of signing the document, please note this on the form and sign in your designated location. It is important to remember that this type of disclosure is not a new procedure, but one that all counselors should be doing as part of their normal practices. It is consistent with the recommendations of the 2000 VR Task Force, the 2006 Advisory Team, the CRC Code of Professional Ethics, and the CDMS Code of Professional Conduct. In reality it serves as protection for you and your client during the counseling relationship, and is just good practice.
Thank you for your attention to this new procedure. The disclosure will be available online also at www.michigan.gov/wca. As always, please don't hesitate to call or write with questions or concerns.