The commission shall cooperate with the department of industrial accidents in the
executive office of labor and workforce development, the department of career services
in the executive office of labor and workforce development, the departments of transitional
assistance, children and families, public health, developmental services and mental
health, and such other departments, divisions or subdivisions of the commonwealth
as are charged or concerned with the rehabilitation of handicapped persons. Where practicable, the commission shall enter into agreements, confirmed in writing,
setting forth procedures whereby said handicapped persons are located and listed to
have their fitness and eligibility for rehabilitation services determined by the commission. The commission shall also enter into agreement with the department of career services,
under which handicapped persons receiving vocational rehabilitation may be referred
for preplacement interview or for job placement to the appropriate one-stop career
centers; provided, that nothing in said agreement shall prevent reference of said
handicapped persons to employment through the commission.
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