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Incident Management Bulletin Effective in March
January 29, 2002

PCPA reminds providers that the new Incident Management Bulletin released by the Office of Mental Retardation is effective March 25, 2002. The bulletin "establishes processes that will protect the health and safety, enhance the dignity, and protect the rights of individuals receiving supports and services."

OMR indicates that all individuals who receives supports and services authorized by a County Mental Retardation Program and.or who receives supports and services from licensed facilities are covered under the bulletin. Additionally, anyone who receives funds from the mental retardation system to provide or secure supports for services for individuals covered are to report incidents as they are defined in the bulletin.

The bulletin is posted in PDF format, and requires Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF reader to view. Questions about the new bulletin and other issues related to mental retardation services can be addressed to Lynn Keltz at the Association.

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