DDS: Safety Advisory: Revisions to the “DDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation” – Emergency Individual Fact Sheets Copying and Dissemination

TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE: December 19, 2013
RE: SAFETY ADVISORY:   Revisions to the “DDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation” – Emergency Individual Fact Sheets Copying and Dissemination
 
 
Safety Advisory
 
Safety Advisory: To private and public sector service providers who operate the following group residential and day service sites: Community Living Arrangements (CLAs), Continuous Residential Supports (CRS), Residential Campuses (RCs), Sheltered Employment (SHEs), Day Support Options (DSOs), Group Supported Employment (GSEs).
 
Effective 1/1/2014, the following modification to emergency relocation plans shall occur.  Service providers are no longer required to send copies of Emergency Individual Fact Sheets to the Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS) Regional or Central offices.  All other provisions outlined in the DDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation related to the timely development, updating, and dissemination of Emergency Individual Fact Sheets remains in effect.
 
Please ensure those responsible for the above elements of a service’s emergency plans are aware of and appropriately address this safety advisory.