INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT now open for public comment! This is a first draft. There will be another version released for comment.
“Agency is allowing three days for public, written comments on this draft to be electronically submitted, with comments accepted between the time of post on October 25, 2016 and 4:30 p.m. CST October 28, 2016. ” They will then post a final version the next week.
“This is the first draft of the RFP regarding Independent Assessments and Transformation Support. DDS has identified areas that require additional clarification (specifically the overview on page 17 of 54). However, the process is better clarified on page 25. DDS is moving forward with securing a vendor to assess the current 4,200 clients receiving services under the 1915(c) Waiver; DDS is moving forward with securing a vendor to assess the approximately 200 individuals who enter an Intermediate Care Facility annually; DDS is moving forward with securing a vendor to assess, with a developmental screen, the approximate 5,000 children referred to a DDTCS or a CHMS. DHS will continue to make edits to this document.”
Email your comments to Steven.McKnight@dhs.arkansas.gov