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IDD Updates - Week of October 14, 2013
October 14, 2013

ODP Futures Planning
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Futures Planning process is offering a second and final public comment period from October 21 – November 5. Announcement #092-13 provides details on how to submit public comments.

In addition, ODP is offering several public forums to gather comments from individuals and families. Those currently scheduled are:

Medication Administration
ODP released Announcement #090-13: DPW Medication Administration Program for Department of Public Welfare and Department of Aging licensed programs.

Corrective Action Plans
ODP Announcement #093-13: Corrective Action Plan Process, provides clarification regarding the use of the standardized corrective action plan template and development of an improvement plan to prevent the recurrence of non-compliance.

Autism Webinar
The Autism NOW Resource and Information Center is offering a webinar to assist advocates, individuals, and families understand more about the Affordable Care Act on October 15 at 2:00 p.m. Details are available at www.autismnow.org/events/.

Police Training Legislation
Pennsylvania House Bill 1504, which requires mandatory training on mental illness and intellectual disability for police and minor judiciary, passed the House and is in the Senate Judiciary Committee. RCPA was instrumental in having training added to address intellectual disability. This issue is a component of the Dual Diagnoses Focus Group being conducted in cooperation with ODP and the Office of Mental Health and substance Abuser Services.

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