Providers are required to ensure, in every instance where liability has been established or where the employee is not able to return to work in a comparable capacity with the pre-injury employer, that each injured employee receiving vocational rehabilitation services from the provider has been referred to the Office of Education and Vocational Rehabilitation (OEVR). All provider referrals MUST be sent in by e-mail. All e-mail transmissions must have the DIA board number and name of the claimant in the subject line.

(Since an important function of OEVR is to educate injured workers as to all potential rights and responsibilities relating to vocational rehabilitation benefits, it is critical that providers ensure that all such injured workers have been referred to OEVR at the appropriate time.)