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Orientation training sessions – Aug. 23, 2018

The orientation session is for rehabilitation providers seeking skills training and is specifically required for qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC) interns, new job search vendors and rehabilitation providers inactive for two years. QRC intern supervisors are encouraged to attend.

All participants must pre-register; the cost is $75, which includes lunch and materials. Early online registration is encouraged because the session is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. CRCC/CDMS -- 7.0 CEUs will be available.

Time, date, location

The training session is from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155 (see maps, get directions).

Topics

  • Workers' compensation 101

  • Work as a provider and documentation

  • Medical aspects

  • Rehabilitation consultation practice and ethics

  • A vendor's perspective

  • Registration renewal and completion of internship

  • Intern qualifying criteria

  • Tips for working with interpreters

  • Litigation procedures at the Department of Labor and Industry

Registration and payment

All participants must register and pay online. When registering, for the required field "License number":

  • QRCs should enter their QRC number (for example 313); and

  • job search vendors or staff members from QRC firms 
    should enter their four-digit firm number (for example 1001).

The session is limited to 30 people. The Department of Labor and Industry reserves the right to cancel a session if there are not enough participants registered.

More information, special accommodations

If you need special accommodations or have questions about the training, contact the rehabilitation registration specialist at 651-284-5083 or rehabregistrationspecialist@state.mn.us or contact Mike Hill at 651-284-5153 or mike.hill@state.mn.us.

Rehabilitation provider update conference – Sept. 18, 2018

Attendance and participation in the rehabilitation provider update conference session is required of all qualified rehabilitation consultants (QRCs) and QRC interns. Registered job placement vendors must have at least one representative from their organization participate. Non-attendance may be allowed only for emergency situations (Minnesota Rules 5221.1500, subp. 3a). Otherwise, nonparticipation in the provider update may result in professional conduct and accountability discipline.

Notices will be mailed in July 2018. Registration will be done via DLI's website with payment by credit card to attend in-person or via WebEx using the provider's personal computer and a special access code. Seating at the conference is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration

Registration is open July 23 through Aug. 31. No change in the selection of in-person or electronic attendance will be accepted after Aug. 31.

Date, location – Updated

The 2018 rehabilitation provider update will be offered live Sept. 18 at TIES Event Center, 1644 Larpenter Ave. W., St. Paul, MN  55108, and via WebEx streaming that same day, through a special access code. For rehabilitation providers unable to participate that day, a WebEx recording will only be available from Sept. 20 through Oct. 13, 2018. CRC/CDMS – CEUs will be available to participants for those dates only.

Topics

  • Concussions:  How doctors diagnose and treat traumatic brain injury (TBI)

  • Panel discussion:  CARF nonprofits for job search services

  • Tips for working with interpreters

  • Minnesota Rules 5220:  Rule revisions discussion

  • Conducting an independent vocational evaluation (IVE)

  • Common shoulder injuries in the workplace:  Diagnosis, treatment and long-term outcomes

If you need special accommodation, have questions or need to notify DLI about not being able to attend due to an emergency situation, contact JoAnn Jacobson, rehabilitation registration specialist, at 651-284-5083 or rehabregistrationspecialist@state.mn.us or contact Mike Hill at 651-284-5153 or mike.hill@state.mn.us.