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Enhanced Monitoring Policy

Monday, August 1, 2011

The purpose of this policy is to establish the standards and guidelines by which the Department on Disability Services (DDS), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), will place a provider on enhanced monitoring,after (1) a provider has been found to have serious deficiencies in health and safety that may result in immediate jeopardyor imminent danger to the individuals served by DDA or (2) a provider has failed to demonstrate effective systems in supporting individuals in accordance with DDS policies and procedures.

Enhanced Monitoring is the process through which all DDA divisions coordinate, oversee and monitor all corrective actions for those providers placed on enhanced monitoring. This process is coordinated through the Quality Management Division. Once a provider is placed on enhanced monitoring all DDA monitoring, and corrective actions being taken will be coordinated through this process. This includes, but is not limited to: issues, training audits, fiscal audits, utilization reviews, Service Coordination Monitoring, recommendations from the Mortality Review Committee and Fatality Review Committee, and incident investigation recommendations.