This purpose of this policy is to:
A. Ensure that providers from whom people receive residential supports and services through the Department on Disability Services’ (DDS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) service delivery system have and implement policies and procedures to ensure that each person controls his or her personal funds and bank accounts, except where person-centered modifications have been approved as part of the Individual Support Plan (ISP), and to safeguard people’s personal funds;
B. Provide guidelines for maintaining benefits/entitlements to which a person is eligible; and
C. Establish that the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) and the DDS/DDA’s Incident Management and Enforcement Unit (IMEU) are the oversight authorities for the protection of personal funds and possessions to include, but not be limited to, investigating allegations of theft, exploitation, mismanagement and inaccuracy, and reconciling and auditing people’s bank and other accounts.