On March 10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a notice to provide advance notification for section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code regarding the creation of accounts under the ABLE Act. Concerned that the lack of regulations surrounding these tax-exempt accounts may slow down or hinder enabling legislation, the IRS clarified that individuals that have accounts before the final rules are written will not lose benefits if not fully in compliance.
On March 13th, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule, which revises the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (section 504). The rule requires transportation entities to make reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices, and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure that their programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Another slow week in the Indiana General Assembly resulted in little official action on the bills INARF is tracking.
While the Senate Appropriations committee turned their HB 1001 attention toward higher education matters this week, INARF staff and consultants continued their talks with individual State Senators about the budget needs in order to restore rates.
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To: Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Providers
From: Nicole Norvell, Director, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
Re: Train-the-Trainer Core A/B Medication Administration
Date: March 11, 2015
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) will host a Train-the-Trainer Core A/B Medication Administration training session on May 29, 2015, at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis. The training session will be held in Conference Center Room 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is for agency nurses who work for approved BDDS providers. Once the training is completed, agency nurses will be approved to train agency staff.
Both INARF and the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) understand the need for provider agencies to receive the necessary training for their personnel so they may provide quality services to individuals with disabilities.
With that, we are pleased to inform you that DDRS has announced a Train-the-Trainer Core A/B Medication Administration training session on May 29th from 9:00AM until 4:00PM at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis. The training session will be held in Conference Center Room 19, and is for provider agency nurses who are employed by approved Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) providers. Once the training is completed, participants will be approved to train agency staff in medication administration.