ODP Announcement Public Comment Opportunity: Guidance for the Development of Human Rights Teams and Human Rights Committees

Wed September 19, 2018Thu September 20, 2018Fri September 21, 2018Sat September 22, 2018Sun September 23, 2018Mon September 24, 2018Tue September 25, 2018Wed September 26, 2018Thu September 27, 2018Fri September 28, 2018Sat September 29, 2018Sun September 30, 2018Mon October 1, 2018Tue October 2, 2018Wed October 3, 2018Thu October 4, 2018Fri October 5, 2018
In response to the renewal of the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed.Support (P/FDS) Waivers and the creation of the Community Living Waiver, as well as the requirements written in the Administrative Entity (AE) Operating Agreement, and in anticipation of the release of the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6100 regulations, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is sharing draft requirements and best practice recommendations related to human rights and restrictive procedures. The guidance outlined in the bulletin reflects regulatory and contractual expectations for AEs and providers offering services to people in both licensed and unlicensed settings, and represents ODP’s mission, vision and values around how we support people. Because regulatory and other requirements establish the minimum requirements for compliance, the details contained in the bulletin are intended to support stakeholders in taking a consistent approach to ensure people’s health, safety, and rights.

Please note: All of the Human Rights Team guidelines contained in the bulletin apply to providers that render services through the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW). The functions of the Human Rights Committees for participants enrolled in the AAW, however, are fulfilled through ODP’s Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) instead of AEs. 

Written or electronic comments will be accepted. Electronic comments may be submitted to RA-odpcomment@pa.gov. Written comments should be sent to Julie Mochon, Policy Director, Office of Developmental Programs, Room 510, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments must be received within 30 calendar days after the date of publication of this announcement. That date is October 05, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

  • RA-odpcomment@pa.gov
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