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ODP Announcement 21-088 announces the release of an updated Certified Investigator Peer Review Manual and notifies providers that Temple University will begin its 2021–2022 peer review process on December 1, 2021.

This document replaces the manual that was published in 2018. All prospective and current CIs, Administrative Review Committee (ARE) members, and other administrative staff are required to be familiar with the peer review process guidelines that are outlined in the manual. Prospective and current CIs, ARE members, and other administrative staff should review the entire 2021 Certified Investigator Peer Review Manual to ensure their understanding and use of the standards and protocols contained within it.

To align with Incident Management (IM) Bulletin 00-21-02 (which was issued March 1, 2021, and became effective on July 1, 2021) and the Enterprise Incident Management (EIM) system, several new or expanded topics have been added to the manual. The 2021 Certified Investigator Peer Review Manual can be found on MyODP by using the following path:

  • Training > Certified Investigator Program > CI Help and Resources > All Documents > Manuals; or
  • By clicking: 2021 Certified Investigator Peer Review Process Manual.

In addition to the release of the 2021 Certified Investigator Peer Review Manual, Temple University will begin its 2021–2022 peer review process on December 1, 2021. Provider investigations will be selected at random, and notifications will be sent by Temple University to inform providers of the incidents selected for review.

If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Certified Investigator Peer Review Manual or Peer Review process, please contact Temple directly.

Announcement 21-037 is to inform all provider agencies that the 2019–2020 IM4Q Reports have been published and are available on MyODP. As previously announced, provider-level Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) reports and provider profiles will not be issued with 2019–2020 data

Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) suspended completion of all face-to-face interviews by IM4Q local programs in March 2020. This resulted in a significant number of surveys not being completed. While ample data was collected to create a statewide summary report for 2019–2020, the data was not sufficient to provide reliable provider-level reports.

This has also prevented provider profiles based on 2019–2020 IM4Q data from being completed. A reduced number of IM4Q interviews resumed virtually in 2020–2021. Following the closure of the IM4Q cycle, ODP determined that there was enough data collected to release the 2019-2020 report, including a Statewide Summary for 2020.

ODP Announcement 21-071 announces the release of additional Incident Management (IM) Bulletin trainings on the MyODP website, which focus on incident response, medication management, and target separation. The first course is titled “Responding to Incidents” and is relevant for all stakeholders. This course contains a series of four webcasts. The series also introduces two guides that are intended to assist individuals and families.

  • Incident Management Family Guide — “When Something Bad Happens to Someone I Care About or Support” : This guide was developed to provide families information about incident management processes and help guide a discussion. This guide is referenced throughout the series.
  • A Guide to Victim’s Assistance — This guide was developed to provide support team members information about resources available to support victims of crime that can be accessed locally. This guide is discussed in Part 3 of the series.

The second course is titled “Agency Focused Incident Management Training” and contains two webcasts that are targeted to Agency Incident Management Representatives and others who may have a role in agency incident reporting, management, oversight, or monitoring activities.

Visit the MyODP website to access Incident Management Bulletin 00-02-21 and attachments, resources, ODP announcements, and other additional ODP Incident Management trainings.

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The Regional Collaborative interactive map on Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice (CoP) for Supporting Families web page has been updated with contact information for each county as well as website/social media links, communication and meeting structures, goals, next steps or action plans, and community partners where available. The CoP web page on MyODP also includes contacts for the ODP Regional Leads, information about the Charting the LifeCourse framework and tools, and vision and ways to connect with the four Areas of Innovation work groups within the CoP: Employment, Front Door, Supports Coordination, and Supporting Families. An account is not needed to access these pages, though more of the MyODP platform can be accessed with an account.

ODP Announcement 19-074 introduces the implementation of an ODP communication notification feature for all MyODP registered users. Users will begin receiving web and email notifications for all ODP communications that are added to the MyODP Communications page. Users who do not yet have an account may create a new account on MyODP to be automatically subscribed to ODP communications. ODP communications will include ODP Announcements, Health Alerts, ODP Newsletters, and information on upcoming events. MyODP users will be subscribed to all ODP communications by default. Users may select targeted audiences and opt out of receiving ODP communications at any time.

When logged into your MyODP account, ODP communications will show within your notifications panel. The notifications bell next to your username will display a counter of new notifications that have not yet been read. Clicking on the bell will display your most recent notifications, including ODP communications. This will display as “ODP Announcement.” Clicking on the notification will direct you to the full communication.

You will also receive communications through the email that is registered to your MyODP account. The email will contain a link to the announcement, its location on MyODP, as well as a link to update your subscription preferences. To manage subscriptions, click on the link to update your subscription preferences within each communication that is sent to your email. You may also find the manage subscriptions link on the MyODP Communications web page.

  • If there are any audiences that you do not wish to receive communications for, you may uncheck the box next to each audience and click update subscriptions to save your settings.
  • At the top of the manage subscriptions page, there is a link to the notification preferences page which will enable you to unsubscribe from email and/or web notifications.
  • To unsubscribe from notifications, locate the section labeled “database module audience notifications” within the notification preferences You may click on each of the green “On” icons to turn news feed notifications off for web and/or email, whether online and/or offline.

See the above referenced announcement for details and screen shots.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announced that there is now a hub for the Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC) on the MyODP Training and Resource Center online. ISAC is composed of stakeholders in the IDD system who come together to share information to and from ODP and to advise the Deputy about issues important to our stakeholders. ISAC members are expected to come with information from the group they represent and to share information form ODP learned at ISAC with their group. In order to enhance communication, ODP has created the ISAC hub.

To view the ISAC hub, you may create a MyODP account, or log in as a guest if you do not have an account. Currently, a calendar of scheduled meetings, agenda and topic items from the April 11, 2018 meeting, a folder for previous meeting materials, and the Everyday Lives booklet and recommendations are posted on the hub. Agenda items and presentation materials will continue to be posted for future ISAC meetings. Some materials may be limited to ISAC members only. View the ODP Announcement regarding the hub here.