RCPA was contacted by some of our Drug and Alcohol members asking about staffing ratios. Specifically, the question asked was, will DDAP require providers to maintain inpatient ratios and outpatient group size limits? If so, providers believe treatment capacity may be severely limited.
RCPA reached out to DDAP leadership and asked if they will be providing a temporary waiver of staffing ratios to offset the likely loss of staff due to COVID-19 exposure. DDAP responded that this issue has been discussed in DDAP leadership meetings. Ultimately, DDAP has decided they will not be issuing blanket waivers for staffing ratios; however, they will consider waivers on a case by case basis.
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