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VOLUME 19: TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021

WILLOWBROOK CLASS MEMBERS COVID-19 VACCINATION CONSENT INFORMATION 

  • All consents requiring CAB signature should be sent to antonia.ferguson@opwdd.ny.gov
  • It would be appreciated if the agency sent them all together by house or borough, this will also provide one point of contact per house or borough for any questions that may arise.
  • The consents will be addressed by Antonia [Tawnie] Ferguson, Executive Director of the Consumer Advisory Board for CAB and her assistant directors, to ensure timely turnaround.  The goal is for same day or next day depending on the volume received.  The process is anticipated to be completed electronically.
  • The CAB representatives will be working on ensuring that when necessary [i.e. multiple co-morbidities, cancer diagnosis, immunosuppressed, use of epi-pen, etc] primary physicians are contacted and providing approval. 
  • The consents must be completed per DOH/FDA recommendations and should be completed as much as possible to avoid the CAB from tracking down information.
  • Any questions, can be emailed to antonia.ferguson@opwdd.ny.gov or via 718.477.8802.

UPDATED CONTACT LIST: CONNECTING WITH A CARE COORDINATOR

 

Attached here is an updated Point of Contact list with our Regional Directors, Local Directors and Administrative Assistants.  Please contact any of the names, numbers on this contact sheet to link with a Care Coordinator you do not have the contact information for; anyone in any region will be glad to help you!


LEVEL OF SUPERVISION ADM: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

OPWDD has updated the LOS regulations, and has provided several resources.  These resources have been provided here for your reference. 
LOS ADM can be found  here
LOS ADM FAQ can be found here.
Individualized LOS Scatterplot template can be found here.
Individualized Supervision Across Settings can be found here.
LOS Training powerpoint can be found here
Setting Environment  Supervision Grid can be found here.  
The recording of the OPWDD training on this topic can be viewed on the SLMS site.


CARE COORDINATION E-VISORY

Have you signed up for the Care Coordination E-visory yet?  Relevant information is shared from OPWDD thru this communication, sign up here.

FLU SHOT & COVID-19

Click here to view the statement from the OPWDD Commissioner regarding the importance of the flu vaccine during COVID for the individuals we serve. 
We are hosting a monthly webinar series called "Hot Topics" geared toward individuals and families. Each month focuses on a different issue that affects the people we serve. Please click here to access the most recent information and register. 
Please forward this newsletter to all who are impacted by this information. Please forward this newsletter to all who are impacted by this information.

KRISTIN RHODES

Provider Relations Manager
560 Delaware Ave, Suite 400, Buffalo, NY 14202
p:716-324-5100
krhodes@personcenteredservices.com

 
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