ODP Extends Suspension of Certain Functions

ODP Extends Suspension of Certain Functions

ODP updated Announcement 20-023 to provide notice that certain functions managed by ODP will be suspended statewide, until further notice. Previously this suspension was for a period of 14 days, beginning March 17, 2020. This update makes the information in ODP Announcement 20-020 pertaining to suspended functions obsolete.

This is the list of suspended functions:

  • Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) and PA Supplement Assessments
  • Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I): Administrative Entity (AE), Supports Coordination Organization (SCO) and Provider Corrective Action Plans (CAPS) and Directed Corrective Action Plans (DCAPS) activities*
    *All CAPS/DCAPS for QA&I continue to be suspended until further notice. ODP or the AE can determine exceptions when the CAPS and DCAPS are necessary to assure health and safety. In these cases, ODP or AE will communicate the expectation of the implementation of the CAP/DCAPs directly to the impacted party.
  • Communication Assessments and Reassessments related to the Harry M Settlement
  • Annual licensing inspections as specified at 55 Pa. Code § 20.31. (relating to Annual inspection) for Chapters 2380, 2390, 6400 and 6500
  • Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) interviews


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