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IDD Update
December 19, 2012

Several new items from the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP):

  • The Bureau of Human Services Licensing has announced a change to expedite the licensing process for new community home and family living sites under existing agency licenses. DPW will permit most licensed agencies to conduct a physical site self-inspection and certification in lieu of an onsite inspection by licensing representatives from the department. Additional information regarding the process, self-inspection tools, and other details will be released in the next few weeks.
  • Informational Memo #110-12: Incident Investigation Determination. Provides clarification and guidance for making investigation determinations in the Incident Management System.
  • Informational Memo #111-12: Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent Support Service Worker Qualifications. Provides information on the process for competing provider qualifications for these workers.

DPW Secretary Gary Alexander has been in the news in the past week. Recent articles are linked below.

The agenda and RSVP for the January 15, 2013 committee meetings were sent and are available on the web site. Please remember to RSVP. The IDD Committee meeting will also be available by webcast.

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