To: Community Providers of Developmental Disabilities Services

Subject: Abuse and Neglect Required Training

Please be reminded that Developmental Disabilities CSA Attachment A, Section VIII. Special Conditions, N. Abuse and Neglect Training requires that providers ensure that all employees successfully complete DHS OIG approved 59 Ill. Admin. Code 50 training at the time of hire and a biennial (every two years) refresher training course approved by DHS OIG.

Effective July 1, 2009, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Bureau of Quality Management (BQM) will confirm community provider adherence to this contractual requirement during any on-site program reviews by BQM as they occur. In addition, documentation for desk audits to be conducted by BQM will be sought from a sample of providers not currently subject to an on-site review. If selected for a desk audit, a representative of BQM will contact the agency administration.

Should you have any questions, contact the Bureau of Quality Management at DHS.BQM@illinois.gov.