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Rhode Island Publications

  • Title: Report Abuse Flyerpdf
    About: This is a flyer that lists the various types of incidents that should be reported to the Office of Quality Assurance, DDD.
  • Title: Report Abuse Brochurepdf
    About: This brochure explains the responsibilities of the Office of Quality Assurance, the types of incidents that should be reported and the process for reporting an incident.
  • Title: Requirements for Reporting Serious Incidentspdf(9 pages)
    About: This document includes the specific definitions for reportable incidents to be reported to the Office of Quality Assurance, DDD.
  • Title: FAQs when looking for Service Providerspdf(12 pages)
    About: This is a resource booklet to assist families and people with disabilities to identify questions to ask in looking for a service provider.
  • Title: RI Community Living and Supports (RICLAS) Brochurepdf(2 pages)
    About: This document is a brochure developed by RICLAS.
  • Title: Participant Safeguardspdf(11 pages)
    About: This document is Appendix G of the approved 2006 Home and Community Based Waiver Application. It provides information on the Requirements for Community Agencies providing services/supports to adults with developmental disabilities to Report Allegations of Serious Incidents (abuse, neglect, etc.) to the Office of Quality Assurance (QA), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD); a description of the Responsibilities of the Division for Oversight and Response to Serious Reportable Incidents; Monitoring of Services/Supports provided by Community Agencies; Safeguards concerning Restraints and Restrictive Interventions; and Medical Management and Administration

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  • Title: Participant Rightspdf(4 pages)
    About: This document is Appendix F of the approved 2006 Home and Community Based Waiver Application. It provides information on the rights of people with developmental disabilities who receive services funded by the federal Waiver.
  • Title: Quality Management Strategypdf(12 pages)
    About: This document is Appendix H of the approved 2006 Home and Community Based Waiver Application. It includes a description of the various activities of the Division to improve quality within the service delivery system. Responsive to customer feedback and analysis of various data collection activities, the Quality Management Strategy measures, addresses and enhances quality of life, services and supports and organizational practices within the system for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Rhode Island.

    Rhode Island's Quality Management Strategy includes systems and approaches to collect and analyze information in various areas (discovery); to provide technical assistance and program development to agencies or to initiate formal requests/action, as necessary (remediation); and a primary focus to measure and improve overall system performance (quality improvement).
  • Title: Safety/Risk Assessment and Planning Toolpdf(33 pages)
    About: This tool has been developed by members of the Health and Safety Sub Committee of the RI Statewide Quality Consortium from a review of materials/information used by DD community agencies in Rhode Island, technical assistance from the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) in MA., and from information shared by various state agencies and community providers across the country. It is intended to be a resource for DD community agencies in Rhode Island to use for planning purposes to ensure the health and safety of people with developmental disabilities as well as encouraging individual choice and actions to minimize or prevent of serious types of incidents.
  • Title: Handle with Carepdf(12 pages)
    About: This booklet is intended to provide specific guidance to staff/individuals regarding the steps to follow for any allegation of sexual abuse involving an adult with developmental disabilities in order to provide immediate support to the victim.
  • Title: Sexual Assault Incident Management Modelpdf(10 pages)
    About: This document provides information regarding required procedures to follow for any allegation of sexual abuse involving an adult with developmental disabilities.

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Other Publications

  • Title: Conmmunity and Quality: Guide to Incident Management and Quality of Life Outcomespdf(26 pages)
    About: Incident management is the organizational efforts to prevent, identify, investigate, and review allegations and incidents of abuse. Incident Management is tied closely to the quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and to the quality of work life of the people providing services/supports. This Guide produced by the Council on Quality and Leadership's (CQL) National Center on Outcomes and Resources (NCOR) (www.thecouncil.org) provides detailed resource information for community agencies on the tasks associated with incident management and their direct relationship on the quality of life of persons with disabilities.
  • Title: Removing the Barriers: A Fire Safety Fact Sheet for People with Disabilities and their Caregiverspdf
    About: This fact sheet has been developed by the US Fire Administration (USFA) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to share information on precautions to protect yourself and your home from fire.
  • Quality Councilspdf(10 pages)

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Rhode Island Reports and Forms

  • Title: CQI FY 2005 Annual Reportpdf(4 pages)
    Title: CQI FY 2006 Annual Reportpdf(12 pages)
    About: The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Project is a process that has been designed by people with disabilities in RI that uses a group interviewing and observation format to determine what people with disabilities understand about the system, what they think about various supports and how those supports are affecting their lives. This Annual Report is a summary of the findings from administrative interviews, program observations and focus groups involving 154 people with developmental disabilities from five community agencies visited in Rhode Island.
  • Title: DDD Confidential Incident Report Formpdf(4 pages)
    About: This form includes required information for any serious reportable incidents involving adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Title: Psychiatric Admission Formpdf(2 pages)
    About: This form includes required information for all psychiatric admissions involving adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Title: Status Report for Fallspdf(3 pages)
    About: This form includes required information for falls resulting in an injury involving adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Title: Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)pdf(1 page)
    About: This form includes required information for agencies/providers to complete for final Investigations in which the outcome of the original alleegation is Substantiated or Inconclusive.
  • Title: Consumer-to-Consumer Sexual Abusepdf(4 pages)
    About: This form includes the required information and protocol to follow for incidents of sexual abuse involving two individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Pal Quality of Life Initiativepdf(36 pages)
  • Agency Review Process and Findingspdf(10 pages)

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Other Reports

  • Title: National Core Indicators (NCI) Final Report 2004-2005 Consumer Outcomespdf(132 pages)
    About: The Final Report for the consumer outcomes component of the National Core Indicators (NCI) national data collection project http://www.hsri.org/nci/ for satisfaction surveys involving people with developmental disabilities collected for 2004 and 2005. A total of fifteen states (including Rhode Island) plus Orange County California are included in this final report
  • Title: Northeast Advocates Together and the New England DD Directors Meeting Summary 2006pdf(30 pages)
    About: A summary of the discussion at a meeting held in January 2006 with Self Advocates representing the Northeast Region of SABE and the leadership of the state DD agencies from New England and New York. The meeting was an opportunity for people talk about important issues that affect public policy and the service systems that provide support to people with developmental disabilities in the Northeast United States.
  • Title: The Indicator: Mortality Review (NCI National Newletter) March 2006pdf(30 pages)
    About: The Indicator is the National Core Indicator's (NCI) bi-monthly newsletter that features specific initiatives from states around the country in areas of various interest. This issue focuses in on efforts of four states to collect and analyze mortality data for the NCI project.
  • Title: JAN Release Employment Guidepdf(1 page)
    About: The Employment Guide was developed for people with disabilities looking for employment and provides a four-step process with information, tools, and resources that can be used to help people find the right job.
  • Title: State Profiles For The National Core Indicatorspdf(15 pages)
    About: Twenty-three states plus the Regional Center of Orange County in California are currently participating in National Core Indicators (NCI). This issue of the Indicator presents brief descriptions of each state and regional project.

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