ODP Announcement 20-050 provides guidance to Licensed Providers of 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400 (Residential Habilitation), Chapter 6500 (Life Sharing), and Private Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IDs) regarding the process for requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for ODP licensed facilities from the PA Department of Health (DOH).
Information contained in this guidance is only for congregate care settings licensed by The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and not for other provider types. The Pennsylvania DOH has requested that all critical needs for ODP licensed facilities are first screened by ODP to ensure that facilities are adhering to current guidance and PPE conservation strategies before forwarding to the PA DOH. The PA DOH has a very limited supply of PPE and is triaging needs daily.
Questions about this announcement can be directed to Doug Trahey, ODP Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. As COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, any guidance regarding PPE requests is subject to change. Please check the Pennsylvania Department of Health website for updates and additional information.