RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Draft MR Bulletin on Conflict Free Providers for Targeted Case Management
October 17, 2001

A draft bulletin (see attached link below) has been distributed by the Office of Mental Retardation (OMR) titled: Revision of Definition of Conflict Free Providers for Targeted Service Management (TSM).

OMR has frequently discussed the issue of development of a conflict free environment that would permit individuals to choose their Supports Coordinators. The enclosed draft is the first written policy that has been presented.

Please note that the Conflict of Interest Policy states, in essence, that an entity providing TSM support coordination services cannot provide any type of direct services to individuals with mental retardation. A list of direct and non-direct services is provided in the draft Bulletin. Also, the Bulletin would require that all current TSM supports coordination entities be in compliance with the conflict free definition and requirements by July 1, 2003.

Please email your comments and concerns to Lynn Keltz at PCPA by Monday, October 22, 2001. We will review all comments and will discuss them with OMR.

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