The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is required to license, oversee, and ensure compliance with certain minimum standards for health, safety, and well-being. DHS inspects facilities to ensure compliance with state licensing requirements. As a part of the licensing process, providers submit plans of correction (POCs) in response to deficiencies noted during the inspection of their facility and captured in the Licensing Inspection Summary. Providers must submit an acceptable POC for violations identified during inspections in order to receive or maintain a license. In the POCs, providers must demonstrate compliance with requirements but also the ability to remain in compliance and ensure corrective actions are implemented for any deficient practices to prevent reoccurrence.
DHS is developing a POC training curriculum to assist providers in producing effective POCs that address the root cause of the deficiency. We are seeking provider input as part of the development of this training. Please click on the SURVEY LINK to assist DHS in the development of an effective provider POC training. The curriculum is planned for release this summer.
If you have any questions about the information contained in this email, please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.