Developmental Disabilities Provider and Partner Resources

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ODDS is committed to engaging with individuals, families, providers, and case management partners to gather feedback on policy and guidance proposals.

Policy and Guidance Feedback

ODDS is seeking feedback on the following proposed policies or worker guides. ODDS may include specific questions that will help guide our decision making however, we welcome all constructive feedback for improving our policies and guidance. ODDS will respond to comments and suggestions which will be posted with the final version of the policy or worker guide.

Comments or suggestions submitted anonymously may not be included in ODDS's responses to the proposal although the comment or suggestion will be reviewed and considered for improvement to the policy or guidance.

What happens to my feedback? 

When the proposal is finalized and published you can find ODDS responses to feedback along with the draft and final guidance on the Archive page

Policy/Worker Guide

Employment Services While Using SACU Services

Summary: ODDS is publishing this Worker’s Guide to clarify individuals using SACU supports may also access employment services through ODDS or VR.

Draft Worker's Guide - Employment Services While Also Using SACU Services

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this guidance clear, functional, and understandable?
2. What additional clarification or information would be needed?
3. Would a training be helpful related to this resource/tool?
4. How does this directly or indirectly impact historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, and linguistic communities (including Black, Latinx, and/or Tribal communities)?
5. How does this directly or indirectly impact other underrepresented communities (including immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQIA+, rural, and low-income Oregonians)?
6. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to mitigate potential harmful impacts or disparities related to service equity?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through June 25, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "Employment Services & SACU" as the subject line.

OTIS Child In-Care Abuse Investigation Rules

Summary: Following notice of rulemaking, the child abuse investigations of child foster homes regulated by ODDS (CFH-DD) have been transferred to the Office of Training Investigation and Safety (OTIS). This change aligns with OTIS specializing in conducting child abuse investigations that involve paid staff, teachers, and other professional caregivers.

Draft Transmittal: OTIS Child In-Care Abuse Investigation Rules - Add DD Child Foster Homes and Notify of Planned Renumbering of OTIS Child In-Care Rules to New Division 46

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this policy clear? If not, what additional information is needed to clarify?
2. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, and linguistic communities (including Black, Latinx, and/or Tribal communities)?
3. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact other underrepresented communities (including immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQIA+, rural, and low-income Oregonians)?
4. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to mitigate potential harmful impacts or disparities related to service equity?
5. Is the transmittal summary useful and include the key words that may be necessary to find the transmittal on the ODDS transmittals web page once posted? If not, what key words do you suggest?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through June 25, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "OTIS Child In-Care Abuse Investigation Rules" as the subject line.

Proposed Changes to ODDS Job Coaching Guidance

Summary: ODDS is revising guidance related to ODDS Job Coaching. The focus of these changes is to clarify when and how to access ODDS Initial Job Coaching when a person is not connected to VR and VR services are unavailable. This may happen, for example, if a person obtains a job on their own, or during Employment Path services. ODDS is also updating other related guidance, including the ODDS Job Coaching Worker’s Guide.

Draft:

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this guidance clear, functional, and understandable?
2. What additional clarification or information would be needed?
3. Would a training be helpful related to this resource/tool?
4. How does this directly or indirectly impact historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, and linguistic communities (including Black, Latinx, and/or Tribal communities)?
5. How does this directly or indirectly impact other underrepresented communities (including immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQIA+, rural, and low-income Oregonians)?
6. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to mitigate potential harmful impacts or disparities related to service equity?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through July 2, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "ODDS Job Coaching" as the subject line.

Updates to Resuming Developmental Disabilities Eligibility Redeterminations

Summary: The DD-PT-21-008 “Resuming Developmental Disabilities Eligibility Redeterminations” policy has been updated to add consistency with the Case Management Entity Reopening Guide and clarity for CDDP eligibility determinations that result in adverse actions. Updated policies for Eligibility Specialists to follow have been added for when an individual is redetermined as no longer eligible, and is eligible for Medicaid based on I/DD eligibility long-term care service needs.

Draft Transmittal: Resuming Developmental Disabilities Eligibility Redeterminations (UPDATED)

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this policy clear? If not, what additional information would be needed to clarify?
2. Is a July implementation timeline appear reasonable? If not, can you suggest an alternative timeline?
3. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, and linguistic communities (including Black, Latinx, and/or Tribal communities)?
4. How does this policy directly or indirectly impact other underrepresented communities (including immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQIA+, rural, and low-income Oregonians)?
5. What specific requirements and/or guidelines would you recommend to mitigate potential harmful impacts or disparities related to service equity?
6. Is the transmittal summary useful and include the key words that may be necessary to find the transmittal on the ODDS transmittals web page once posted? If not, what key words do you suggest?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through July 6, 2021. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@dhsoha.state.or.us with "Redetermination Updates" as the subject line.

Archive

Interested in ODDS responses to previous draft proposals? Visit our archive page for a copy of the proposed guidance, ODDS's responses, and the final document.

Stakeholder Groups Forming

ODDS frequently forms stakeholder groups to work and advise on policy topics. Visit this section to check for opportunities to participate.

ODDS may limit participation in stakeholder groups based on size of the group and role of participants. ODDS may reach out to stakeholders through other avenues to ensure broad and diverse perspectives are represented.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Information

OAR 411-304 Rule Advisory Committee

Rule Advisory Committee focused on OAR 411-304 about Professional Behavior Services is forming. ODDS is seeking two delegates from the following groups to meet four times over a two-month period.

  • Individuals Receiving Professional Behavior Services
  • Family Members of an Individual Receiving Professional Behavior Services
  • Advocates/Self Advocates
  • Independent Providers of Professional Behavior Services
  • Agency Providers of Professional Behavior Services
  • 24-Hour Residential Services Providers
  • Supported Living Providers
  • Employment or DSA Providers
  • Services Coordinators who work with Adults
  • Personal Agents
  • Services Coordinators who work with Children

Please consider signing up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040948ADAD2BA1F94-oar4113041 

Personal Agents/Services Coordinators: If you know anyone who may be interested in participating as a self-advocate or family member, please share and help them sign-up.

One representative per organization, please. Two delegates from each group will be invited. When more than two delegates sign up, the delegates will be randomly selected.

Membership will be established on July 7th. Everyone has a right to know about and use ODDS programs and services. ODDS provides free help. Some examples of the free help ODDS can provide are sign language and spoken language interpreters, real-time captioning, written materials in other languages, braille, large print, audio, and other formats.

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