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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Disability Rights PA (DRP) is collaborating with Penn State to conduct a project that seeks to learn about the experiences of people with disabilities when voting. You can view the flyer with information about the interviews as well as contact information to participate in the interviews, which are being conducted by researchers at Penn State.

Interviews are happening now over the next two weeks, and there are still spots remaining to be interviewed. DRP and Penn State would very much like to hear from voters with disabilities about their experiences and any barriers they have faced in voting.

ANCOR is offering this webinar on January 21, 2022, from 1:30 pm–3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

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The Supreme Court has cleared the path for CMS to implement its Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule. This rule establishes regulations and requires that ICF/IIDs programs mandate COVID-19 vaccination, ensuring that their staff are fully vaccinated. With the Phase 1 deadline approaching on January 27 or February 14 (depending on which state you’re located), join us to learn what to expect and how to prepare.

This webinar will walk participants through the Supreme Court’s rulings and implications for the future, what is being required and when, policy and procedure development, documentation and tracking, contingency planning (especially for those whose staffing is already low), what to expect from surveyors, and how to manage citations and avoid immediate jeopardy. Given that the CMS COVID-19 vaccination requirement is not optional for ICF/IIDs and there is no testing option, now is the time to act.

This webinar is most appropriate for ICF/IID employees responsible for compliance and includes human resources, senior management, QIDPs, administrators, directors of nursing, and supervisory staff. A recording will be made available for registrants.

Presenters

  • Lydia Dawson, Director of Policy, Regulatory and Legal Analysis, ANCOR
  • Catherine Thibedeau, Executive Director, Independence Advocates of Maine

Registration

  • FREE for ANCOR members. Please note that RCPA Providers are also ANCOR members and qualify for the free webinar.
  • $109 for non-members.

Interested in participating but unavailable on January 21 at 1:30 pm EST? Register anyway to receive the recording!

Message from StationMD:

We are honored to share that our CEO and Founder Dr. Matthew Kaufman has received the 2022 Leadership Award given by the distinguished American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). This award is presented for courage and dedication resulting in an outstanding contribution to the field of developmental disabilities. All of this year’s AAIDD Award recipients can be seen here.

Behind his expertise and leadership, StationMD has grown into a robust system of specially trained and board-certified doctors, technologists, and support staff. Our team delivers superior care to individuals with I/DD, reducing stress and costs for not only the patients but also their circles of support.

We are proud to be on the forefront of a paradigm change in delivering care to people with disabilities.

For more information on StationMD, please contact us today.

Effective January 16, 2022, HHS Secretary Becerra renewed the public health emergency declaration for another ninety days as a result of the continued consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. View the ACCSES Update for more details.