ICF Pre-Admission Counseling Referral Process – Effective September 29

A change to the Ohio Revised Code designed to ensure individuals considering moving into a large Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) and their families are aware of their options goes into effect September 29. Admissions as Resident in an ICF/IID in Peer Group 1, (O.R.C. § 5124.68) requires that County Boards complete a new pre-admission counseling process […]

New Health and Welfare Alert: Transition Planning

With any major transition, health and safety needs must be given top priority. A new Health and Welfare Alert – Transition Planning (#44-09-15) – focuses on ways to help individuals safely change providers, services, or settings. The Alert covers what types of changes could require a transition plan, things to know before the transition, things […]


Training Behavior Support Strategies Training – Online The first module in the Behavior Support Strategies series reviews the new rule (5123:2-2-06), the principles of person-centered planning, restricted and prohibited measures, and the roles and responsibilities of QIDPs, Human Rights Committees and DODD. This module takes 20-30 minutes to complete, and is free and open to […]

Changes to Provider Certification

Changes to the Provider Certification Rule (5123:2-2-01) will go into effect October 1, 2015. The changes, which implement recommendations made by a panel convened to examine the health and safety system, are designed to improve the wellbeing of individuals who receive services. There are significant changes that affect all providers, including: Providers must disclose in […]