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OPWDD Part 624 Handbook Revisions List

03/29/12

Last Revised 10/27/11

Note: This list contains all revisions made since the release of the Part 624 Handbook dated 4/7/10.

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Reference to Revision
(i.e. Regulation #, Section #,
Appendix #)
Summary of RevisionDate Revision
Posted/Issued
624.4(b)(1) Reference to new Appendix 17 (Dating of Bruises Memo) added. 9/15/2010
624.4(b)(1) Clarification is provided regarding the reporting of positive findings revealed by diagnostic procedures. 10/27/2011
624.4(b)(4) Content related to physical abuse deleted. Reference to paragraph 624.4(c)(1) added. 9/15/2010
624.4(b)(4) Reference to new Appendix 19 (MIPS ADM) added. 4/29/2011
624.4(c) Reference to new Appendix 17 (Dating of Bruises Memo) added. 9/15/2010
624.4(c) Reference to 624.5(b)(2) added. 4/29/2011
624.4(c)(1) Revisions related to physical abuse. 9/15/2010
624.4(c)(1) Addition of commentary related to physical abuse. 8/2/2011
624.4(c)(3) Addition of commentary related to psychological abuse. 8/2/2011
624.4(c)(5) Reference to paragraph 624.4(c)(1) added. 9/15/2010
624.4(c)(8) Revisions related to reporting HIPAA violations. 9/15/2010
624.4(c)(10) Revisions related to neglect. 4/29/2011
624.5(b)(5) Revision related to requirement to send the completed OPWDD 147 form to MHLS. 9/15/2010
624.5(b)(5) Revision related to requirement to send the completed OPWDD 147 form to MHLS. 8/2/2011
624.5(b)(5) Revisions related to requirement to send the completed OPWDD 147 form to the Board of Visitors. 8/2/2011
624.5(b)(6) Clarification is provided regarding employees who separate from service during an investigation. 10/27/2011
624.5(d) New interpretation related to applicability of paragraphs 624.5(d)(1)-(3) is added as second bullet. 9/15/2010
625.5(d)(1)(ii) The commentary related to the role of the MSC is deleted. 9/15/2010
624.5(d)(2)(iii) New interpretation related to providers contracting transportation services is added. 9/15/2010
624.5(e)(2) Revision of commentary that defines a preponderance of evidence. 8/2/2011
624.5(e)(2) Clarification is provided regarding the closure of incidents and allegations of abuse. 10/27/2011
624.6(d) Replaced definition of sexual assault with definition of sexual offenses. 9/15/2010
624.6(l) Addition of commentary related to notification of other agencies concerning residents. 9/15/2010
624.6(l) Revision of commentary pertaining to the Service Coordination Observation Report (MSC7-SCOR). 10/27/2011
624.8(b) Addition of commentary related to access to investigative documents pertaining to allegations of abuse. 4/29/2011
624.8(c)(2) Extension of Jonathan’s Law deadline. 9/15/2010
624.8(d)(2) Clarification is provided regarding the closure of allegations of abuse. 10/27/2011
624.8(f) Addition of template cover letter for disclosure of investigative records which replaced previous sample language. 4/29/2011
624.20(w) Addition of commentary to define a preponderance of evidence. 8/2/2011
624.20(an) Addition of commentary to define a preponderance of evidence. 8/2/2011
Section III OPWDD 147 form/instructions renamed. 9/15/2010
Section III OPWDD 147 form/instructions revised. 4/29/2011
Section IV OPWDD 148 form renamed. 9/15/2010
Section VII Reference to subdivision 624.5(k) changed to paragraph 624.5(b)(5). 9/15/2010
Appendix 1 Revisions to Appendix 1 - Timeline for Reporting Incidents and Abuse. 4/29/2011
Appendix 1 Revisions related to notifications for Willowbrook Class Members. 8/2/2011
Appendix 12 Revisions to Appendix 12 - Critical and Significant Events Memo. 2/17/2011
Appendix 13 Revisions to Appendix 13 - Learning About Incidents Brochure. 9/15/2010
Appendix 14 Revisions to Appendix 14 – Access to Mental Hygiene Records in New York State Brochure. 4/29/2011
Appendix 15 Revisions to Appendix 15 - Willowbrook Reference Material. 4/29/2011
Appendix 17 Addition of Appendix 17 - Dating of Bruises. 9/15/2010
Appendix 18 Addition of Appendix 18 - Requesting Autopsy Reports. 9/15/2010
Appendix 19 Addition of Appendix 19 - Medical Immobilization/Protective Stabilization (MIPS). 4/29/2011
Entire Document Agency name change - OMRDD to OPWDD. 9/15/2010

 

Created on Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 at 2:22 pm.

Last updated on Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 at 10:37 am.