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ODP Announcement 20-114 UPDATE (Obsoletes 20-102): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Modifications to Medication Administration Course Requirements as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Per ODP Announcement 20-032, 55 Pa. Code Chapters 2380, 2390, 6100, and 6400 provide that a staff person can administer medications to individuals if the staff person successfully completes an ODP-approved medication administration training course.
ODP Announcement 20-115: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Amendments to the Office of Developmental Programs’ Waivers
- The purpose of this communication is to announce that the proposed amendments to the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), Community Living, and Adult Autism Waivers are available for public review and comment. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on December 18, 2020 and ends on January 18, 2021
ODP 20-116: Medication Administration Train-the-Trainer Course – Scheduled Maintenance
- To announce scheduled maintenance on the Medication Administration Train-the-Trainer course will occur 12/28/2020 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Support Broker Certification Training January 2021
-This training provides prospective Supports Brokers with information they need to understand Participant-Directed Services (PDS) and the role the Support Broker plays in helping people be successful with directing their own services.
ODP Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Protocols for Supports Coordinators Webinar
-Pre-registration is required. Please
use the links above to register for the session.
A Message from the Secretary - COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan
recent weeks, the Department of Health has significantly ramped up efforts to
prepare for a safe and efficacious vaccine rollout to Pennsylvania. During this
preparation, DOH has assembled the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan.
Bulletin 00-20-04 Participant Directed Services Agency With Choice Financial Management Services Model
-This bulletin obsoletes and replaces ODP Bulletin 00-08-08, Agency With Choice Financial Management Services (AWC FMS).
Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) Guidance: Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Healthcare Personnel with Signs and Symptoms Following COVID-19 Vaccination
- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing guidance for responding to signs and symptoms following COVID-19 vaccination in healthcare personnel (HCP).
COVID-19 Surge Contingency Planning: Guidance for AEs
-This guidance was developed to support AEs to facilitate
discussions with providers about staffing contingency plans in anticipation of
extreme stresses on residential providers during and after the surge of
Joint Health Risk Screening/Office of Developmental Programs Protocol for Supports Coordinators Webinar
-These sessions will review
ODP’s expectations related to the use of the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST),
as well as provide thorough instruction on use of the tool.
Reducing Food Insecurity and Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases During COVID Among Medicaid HCBS Beneficiaries
-ACL and CMS host a monthly webinar series that invites subject matter experts and
practitioners from across the home-and-community-based services (HCBS) spectrum to share
insights and best practices to develop high quality HCBS services and programs.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information from PA DOH
-This site contains important information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please share this information widely.
Thresholds for Community Spread Report
-The publication of the Threshold for Community Spread Report will follow publication of DOH’s updated Dashboard numbers, which is available on Friday of each week.
This is the ODP's Weekly Digest announcements from through December 14, 2020 through December 25, 2020
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