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Provider HRC Guidance

Friday, August 9, 2013

Guidance for Provider Human Rights Committee Composition & Quorum (Revised August 30, 2013)

On August 9, 2013, the Department on Disability Services (DDS), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) released a series of revised policies and procedures related to human rights and behavior supports, effective September 3, 2013. The Provider Human Rights Committee (HRC) procedure modified the requirements for the composition of Provider HRCs and for what would constitute quorum for an HRC vote. DDA understands that there are questions about: (1) who would meet the definition of allied health professional; and (2) who would count as an external versus internal HRC member. This notice provides additional guidance on what would meet DDA requirements.