The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Bureau of Quality Improvement Services is committed to maintaining our provider network and empowering person-centered decision-making.
Earlier this year, BDDS providers of residential services submitted their agency’s emergency plan based upon the criteria established by BDDS. BDDS and BQIS staff are reviewing the plans and providing feedback to providers. While some plans required a corrective action plan due to the extent of the missing required elements, it is possible that providers with fewer issues evident in their plans will be given the opportunity to address these identified issues independently. BQIS will provide feedback to the provider and the provider will be expected to update their agency’s emergency plan accordingly.
The following are some of the most common issues identified:
Residential services include supervised group living and the following waiver services: Residential habilitation-hourly, residential habilitation-daily, structured family caregiving and participant assistance and care.
When possible, providers should be in close communication with BDDS prior to enacting an emergency plan that affects an individual’s services
Questions may be submitted to BQIS.Help@fssa.in.gov
The DDRS is a program of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. If you have questions about DDRS programs and services, visit us online at www.DDRS.In.gov.