Revised OPWDD COVID-19 Interim Guidance Regarding Care Planning and Related Activities

On September 18, 2020, the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) released a revision to the previous COVID-19 interim guidance regarding care planning and related activities. This guidance outlines the compliance requirements that are temporarily modified by Appendix K and the Executive Order, retroactive to March 7, 2020. These actions provide the greatest amount of flexibility possible to Care Coordination Organization/Health Homes (CCO/HHs), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) service providers, and waiver recipients, to facilitate a primary focus on monitoring people's health and safety, and delivering needed supports/services, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. OPWDD will provide additional details regarding completion of documentation and waived procedures, subsequent to the state of emergency.

This resource is for New York City and New York State residents. 


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COVID-19 Updates
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About the database

YAI’s COVID-19 Database was created to help people find services and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The services listed are provided by organizations outside of YAI. Questions about specific resources may be directed to the contacts listed.

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