Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program (IWRP)

Last Updated: June 14, 2018

Definition - What does Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program (IWRP) mean?

An individualized written rehabilitation program (IWRP) is a personalized recorded plan of action designed to identify the goals and objectives of an individual's vocational rehabilitation program. An IWRP is prepared to guide the vocational rehabilitation of workers who are recovering from injuries or otherwise in need of vocational rehabilitation.

State and federal government agencies often require a IWRP be supplied by providers of rehabilitative services in order for patients to qualify for worker's compensation funding or other cost reimbursements.

WorkplaceTesting explains Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program (IWRP)

An individualized written rehabilitation plan (IWRP) should address the unique needs of the individual in need of rehabilitative services. The IWRP will identify specific services to be provided to an individual and the source of funding for those services. This document ensures the accountability of each organization providing services.

The U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provided a mechanism for states to receive federal grants in exchange for providing vocational rehabilitation to specified individuals with disabilities. IRWPs are used to direct the provision of these services. Some state workers' compensation programs monitor the provision of services through use of IRWPs. The federal government also uses to monitor the rehabilitative services provided to injured or disabled veterans.

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