- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the federal law that approves grants to states for vocational rehabilitation services, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance. The Rehabilitation Act authorizes research activities that are administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the work of the National Council on Disability.
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Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Pl 93-112 (hr 8070) September 26, 1973. An act to replace the vocational rehabilitation act, to extend and revise the authorization of grants to states for vocational rehabilitation services, with special emphasis on services to those with the most severe handicaps, to expand special federal responsibilities and research and training programs with respect to handicapped individuals, to establish special responsibilities in the secretary of health, education, and ...
Sec. 2 REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 4 January 7, 2016 force development systems defined in section 3 of the Work force Innovation and Opportunity Act that provide meaningful and effective participation for individuals with disabilities in workforce investment activities and activities carried out under the vocational rehabilitation program established under title I,
- Sections 501 and 505
- Employment of Individuals with Disabilities
- Remedies and Attorneys' Fees
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the text of Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112) (Rehab. Act), as amended, as these sections will appear in volume 29 of the United States Code, beginning at section 791. Section 501 prohibits employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the federal sector. Section 505 contains provisions governing remedies and attorney's fees under Section 501. Relevant definitions that apply to sections 501 and 505 follow these sections. Section 512 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-336) (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-569) amended definitions applicable to the Rehab. Act. In addition, section 102 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (Pub. L. 102-166) (CRA) (which is printed elsewhere in this publication) amended the statutes by adding a new section following section 1977 (42 U.S.C. 1981), to provide for the recovery of compensatory and punitive damages in...
SEC. 705 [Section 7] For the purposes of this chapter: * * * (10) Drug and illegal use of drugs * * * (20) Individual with a disability (B) Certain programs; limitations on major life activities Subject to subparagraphs (C), (D), (E), and (F), the term "individual with a disability" means, for purposes of sections 701, 711, and 712 of this title and subchapters II, IV, V, and VII of this chapter [29 U.S.C. §§ 760 et seq., 780 et seq., 790 et seq., and 796 et seq.], any person who has a disability as defined in section 12102 of Title 42. (C) Rights and advocacy provisions (i) In general; exclusion of individuals engaging in drug use For purposes of subchapter V of this chapter [29 U.S.C. § 790 et seq.], the term "individual with a disability" does not include an individual who is currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs, when a covered entity acts on the basis of such use. (ii) Exception for individuals no longer engaging in drug use Nothing in clause (i) shall be construed to...
SEC. 791. [Section 501] (a) Interagency Committee on Employees who are Individuals with Disabilities; establishment; membership; co-chairmen; availability of other Committee resources; purpose and functions There is established within the Federal Government an Interagency Committee on Employees who are Individuals with Disabilities (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Committee"), comprised of such members as the President may select, including the following (or their designees whose positions are Executive Level IV or higher): the Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Commission"), the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Education, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Either the Director of the Office of Personnel Management and the Chairman of the Commission shall serve as co-chairpersons of the Committee or...
SEC. 794a. [Section 505] (a)(1) The remedies, procedures, and rights set forth in section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-16), including the application of sections 706(f) through 706(k) (42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(f) through (k)) (and the application of section 706(e)(3) (42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(e)(3)) to claims of discrimination in compensation), shall be available, with respect to any complaint under section 791 of this title, to any employee or applicant for employment aggrieved by the final disposition of such complaint, or by the failure to take final action on such complaint. In fashioning an equitable or affirmative action remedy under such section, a court may take into account the reasonableness of the cost of any necessary work place accommodation, and the availability of alternatives therefore or other appropriate relief in order to achieve an equitable and appropriate remedy. (2) The remedies, procedures, and rights set forth in title VI of the Civil Rights Act of...
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is Iowa’s state vocational rehabilitation program and is a division of the Iowa Department of Education. We are a part of the state-federal vocational rehabilitation system. Each state receives funding to operate a vocational rehabilitation program (s) based on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as ...
(a) (1) The remedies, procedures, and rights set forth in section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-16), including the application of sections 706 (f) through 706 (k) [42 U.S.C. 2000e-5 (f) through k)] shall be available, with respect to any complaint under section 791 of this title, to any employee or applicant for employment aggrieved by the final disposition of such complaint, or by the failure to take final action on such complaint.
The division cooperates with federal and other state agencies providing vocational rehabilitation or similar services, and written agreements providing for interagency cooperation may be entered into as required by the Act at the discretion of the division.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services 510 East 12th St., Des Moines, IA 50319 1-800-532-1486 | Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Iowa Disability Determination Services: 1-800-532-1223 ext. 5