PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day – October 9

October 9 is PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day. The PANDAS Network established the day to increase awareness of PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). The Annual Awareness Day began in 2013, and is gaining momentum across the country. The PANDAS Network estimates that PANDAS/PANS affects as many as […]

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 […]

PostScripts

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 […]

PostScripts

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 […]