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IDD Updates - Week of September 9, 2013
September 13, 2013

The Office of Developmental Programs has released the following information:

  • Informational Memo #073-13 (Re-Issued): Agency with Choice Financial Management Service Organization Listing. Information updated for Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties now using Pathways of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Announcement #074-13: Supports Coordinator’s Role in Incident Management Course Now Available. Required training available until December 31.
  • Announcement #075-13: Positive Practices Videoconference Available for Viewing, Statewide Presentations: “Scott’s Story” and “Fetal Alcohol spectrum Disorders.”
  •  Announcement #076-13: SC Curriculum 2013 Required Training Service Notes Basics 2013 – Part 1. Training available until December 31
  • Announcement #077-13: ODP Year 6 Cost Report Website User Account Request Form and Desk Review Assignment Mapping.
  • Announcement #078-13: 2013 ODP Required Training for Supports Coordinators and SC Supervisors; 22 hours of required trainings to be provided in 2013  
  • The Bureau of Autism Services has released its September ASERT Newsletter.

Tuberculosis Testing
The Bureau of Human Services Licensing (BHSL) has issued an announcement regarding the shortage of Tuberculin skin test materials for providers licensed under Chapters 2380, 2390, 2800, 3800, 5310, 5320, 6400, and 6500. Providers that document attempts to obtain testing as required by the regulatory chapter, but who have been unable to obtain the tests due to the national shortage, will not be cited by BHSL as a regulatory violation. This position will be re-evaluated by the bureau on December 31. Any questions may be directed to 866-503-3926 or ra-pwarlheadquarters@state.pa.us

 

September 10, 2013

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Building Bridges
Registration is open for the 2013 Aging/Intellectual Disability Cross-Systems Conference: Building Bridges, September 17 – 18 at the Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill. Full conference cost is $125; one-day rate is $75. Questions may be directed to 717-541-4214.

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Updates

  • Informational Packet #072-13: Incident Management Clarification of Responsibilities for the Supports Coordination Organizations. ODP staff reviewed this document at RCPA’s September SCO Subcommittee meeting. If there are questions or members need additional clarification, contact Linda Drummond.
  • Informational Memo #073-13: Agency with Choice Financial Management Service Organization Listing. These are different agencies than the statewide Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent FMS organization – Public Partnerships, Inc.
  • Administrative entity staff performing desk reviews on ODP provider cost reports for Year 6 will have a web-based training session October 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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