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Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 13, 2018


Advisory Committee on Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, September 13, 2018

10 a.m. – Room C-47 Sequoyah State Office Building

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1.         CALL TO ORDER – Teri Egner, Chairperson

2.         ROLL CALL – Angela Donley, Secretary  

  • Robin Arter, Marcellius Bell, Tori Collier, John Corpolongo, Greg Crawford, Rene' Daman, Teri Egner, Wanda Felty, Ellyn Hefner, Jennifer Jones, Consuela Logan, Terry Trego
  • DDS Staff Present: Beth Scrutchins, Ray Hester, Marie Moore, Beverly Murray, Darrin Thompson, Sylvia Bickel, Regina Chace

3.         *APPROVAL OF MINUTES – April 12, 2018

4.         DDS UPDATE – Beth Scrutchins DDS director

  • Rate increase with retroactive reimbursement date of July 1, 2018
  • DDS is filling 26 positions starting with 13 in case management with the ability to replace current employees who leave
  • Child Welfare meeting on 9/12/18 to discuss creating a model waiver for DD kids in custody
  • Waiting list Update - 361 cases assigned in May - 224 are pending – 112 are closed for various reasons
  • Stakeholder meetings are scheduled across the state over the next 2 months (dates and locations are attached)

5.         * APPROVAL OF RULES – Terry Trego, Policy Sub-Committee Chair

            Changes accepted with the amended sentence on OAC 317:30-3-40

  • OAC 317:40-7-5. Community Based Services is amended to:
  • Clarify that during community based employment, meals and breaks occur in the community with others without disabilities and;
  • Update terminology used. 

  • OAC 317:40-7-6. Center-based services is amended to:
  • Clarify mealtimes occur where the majority of people with disabilities are employed. 

  • OAC 317:40-7-15. Service requirements for employment services through Home and Community-Based Services Waivers  is amended to:
  • Affirm members have opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings;
  • Define the process to assist members obtain 30 hours per week of employment and;
  • Clarify when OKDRS establishes and supports a home based business DDS stabilization services are added when OKDRS stabilization services end.
  • OAC 317:40-7-21. Exception process for employment services through Home and Community-Based Services Waivers  is amended to:
  • Remove exceptions for state funded vocational services and;
  • Move residential support exceptions to OAC 317:40-7-15. 

  • OAC 317:30-3-40. Home and Community-Based Services Waivers for persons with intellectual disabilities or certain persons with related conditions  is amended to:
    • Clarify Waiver services are authorized based solely on current need.
  • With concerns about how this will affect caregivers and service recipients, the sentence is changed to: "Clarify Waiver services are authorized based solely on current need."

6.         *New Business

            Beginning in 2019, DDS will present Green Belt projects to provide background information on upcoming policy changes.

  1. Nomination of officers per Article V of the bylaws (committee officers are elected annually.)

            Chair: Wanda Felty       Vice-Chair: Robin Arter            Secretary: Angela Donley

B. Approval of 2019 meeting dates:

            January 10th

            April 11th

            July 25th

            September 12th

7.         PUBLIC COMMENT –

* Possible Action Item

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