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MR Update #04-25: Incident Management, HCSIS Update, Certified Investigators
August 10, 2004

Incident Management
The 30-day comment period for the draft bulletin Incident Management Provider and County Report Template has been extended to August 25. As a result, the due date for the initial Incident Management Provider Quarterly Report has been changed from August 31 to September 30. This date change only applies to the report due on September 30 and the data for analysis remains April 1 - June 30, 2004. Review Incident Management (Bulletin #6000-04-01) for the dates of the next provider cycle. For additional information contact Connie Lupatsky at clupatsky@state.pa.us or 717-705-2639.

The Office of Mental Retardation (OMR) has conducted Incident Management Report Template training sessions statewide. This information is now available on the Learning Management System (LMS). If providers are unable to access the information online the training is available on compact disk from the Regional Office.

HCSIS Update
HCSIS Release 3.3.2 will go live on August 26. Release highlights include:
• Pilot of Enhanced TSM Functionality
• Enhancements to the Printed ISP
• ISP Aging Report Enhancements
• New Alert for Case Comments Follow-Up

Release and updated training materials will be posted on the LMS (www.humanservices-r.state.pa.us/HCSISLMS) on August 12.

Certified Investigators
Beginning August 10 the four day Certified Investigator courses will be available for registration on the LMS (www.humanservices-r.state.pa.us/HCSISLMS). The prerequisite web-based course, “The Investigative Process: Organizational Context and Processes” will be available on LMS by the end of August.

Previously certified investigators should NOT enroll in the four day course, but instead register for the re-certification course.

Self-Advocacy Project
The PA Developmental Disabilities Council is funding a Self-Advocacy Project. This project is seeking individuals with developmental disabilities other than mental retardation over age 21 who would agree to be interviewed regarding their residential setting and employment situations. Agenciews who know of anyone interested may contact Otis Hicks at Speaking for Ourselves (800-867-3330 or ohicks@speaking.org).

Kennedy Foundation
The Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation invites parents of children with intellectual and development disabilities to apply for a one-year fellowship in Washington, DC to learn how Congress initiates, develops, and passes legislation. For more information visit www.jpkf.org/FELLOW.HTML#Parent.

Focus on the Future Registration materials for the PCPA 2004 Annual Conference, “Focus on the Future” are now available. The conference is scheduled for October 5-8 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA.

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