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Meeting Minutes


Advisory Committee on Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1.         CALL TO ORDER – Wanda Felty, Chairperson;

  • Robin Arter, Marcellius Bell, John Corpolongo, Greg Crawford, Rene' Daman, Angela Donley, Wanda Felty, John Gajda, Ellyn Hefner, Sonya Hunter, Consuela Logan, Eddie Miller, Terry Trego

2.         ROLL CALL – Angela Donley, Secretary;  

3.         *APPROVAL OF MINUTES – September 13, 2018;

4.         DDS UPDATE – Beth Scrutchins DDS director;

  • Concluded stakeholder meetings. Next step is to schedule a discussion on the information gathered with waiting list clients and providers.
  • Laura Dester center converted to treatment center for children in Child Welfare custody with ID and MI diagnosis. Bring kids back to Oklahoma
  • Expanding Prader-Willie Waiver

5.         Oklahoma Stable, Oklahoma's Able Plan – Tim Allen Deputy Treasurer for          Communications & Program Administration;

6.         Tina Chance – Critical Incident Management Improvement Process;

  • Handout from Tina

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

  • Policy changes will be deferred from voting on this date to do further research on terminology and will be discussed at the next meeting.
  • OAC 340:100-5-34  is amended to:
    • Add eligibility provisions to include a person may be eligible for Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) services when he or she provides documentation from a licensed physician that confirms a diagnosis of acquired PWS.
    • Clarify when an applicant may be removed from the waiting list; and
    • Clarify an applicant may remain on the PWS waiting list when he or she declines or the applicant is not 18 years of age.

6.         *New Business;

  • Need support system for volunteer court-appointed guardians and a way for them to have the option to be removed as guardian aside from death/illness.

7.         PUBLIC COMMENT –

            * Possible Action Item

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