In 2013 Oregon started using the Adult Needs Assessment (ANA) and the Child Needs Assessment (CNA) to decide the number of hours an individual could get for in-home services.
In September 2016 Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) is going to be using a new version of the ANA and CNA with more changes. This version will be called ‘Version D’.
Oregon learned that the old versions of the ANA and CNA could end in a number of hours that are more than were needed to meet an individual’s needs. The new version will end in a number of hours that we have found meets most individual’s needs. This number of hours will likely be fewer than the old versions of the ANA and CNA.
ODDS Director Lilia Teninty wrote a message with more information that you can read:
In some cases the number of hours that comes from the ANA or CNA does not reflect how many are needed. You can work with your Personal Agent or Service Coordinator to ask ODDS for more service hours.
Notification of Planned Action
If the ANA version D or CNA version D results in fewer hours than a prior ANA or CNA you will get a Notification of Planned Action. If you ask for an exception and the exception is denied, you will get a Notification of Planned Action which will give you the opportunity to ask for a hearing called a contested case hearing.
Contested Case Hearing
If you disagree with the reduction, or denial of an exception you can ask for a hearing. The Notification of Planned Action gives you instructions on how to ask for a hearing. You can also ask your Personal Agent or Services Coordinator about how to request a hearing. The Notification of Planned Action also gives instructions on how to ask to keep the same amount of hours until your hearing.
You can get more information about the hearing process or request a hearing directly on the ODDS Hearing’s page