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Private Intermediate Care Facilities

ODP Announcement 21-063 serves to disseminate operating procedures and directions for the IM process for private ICFs as well as SCOs and County ID Programs serving individuals residing in a private ICF. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has scheduled an ICF Task Force meeting to discuss this guidance and answer questions for September 15, 2021 from 2:00 pm–3:00 pm. Please register in advance for the ICF Task Force meeting.

During this meeting, ODP will also be providing private ICF stakeholders with timelines and information about the process to add incident management regulations into 55 PA. Code Chapter 6600.


Attached are the resources that were issued during last week’s virtual office hours regarding changes to the Enterprise Incident Management (EIM) system that will be effective July 1, 2021.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is providing the below guidance as an update to the guidance issued on June 26, 2020, as updated on July 31, 2020, September 18, 2020, October 26, 2020, November 25, 2020 and January 28, 2021. As the Commonwealth – along with the nation – has obtained more data, deepened our scientific understanding of the COVID-19 virus, distributed vaccinations, and contemplated innovative policy options, our guidance continues to evolve.

Revisions are in red text. Facilities that are certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should also continue to follow all relevant CMS guidance available now and in the future.

Visit the DHS website for the DHS’s long-term care guidance. Visit the governor’s website for the most recent mitigation order.