ICAN (Involved Consumer Action Network), a project of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania will be offering scholarships for the upcoming Copeland Center Summit to be held in Philadelphia from September 11-13, 2013. For more information on applying for the scholarship and the application, click here.
The new regulations developed for Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services were approved and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on May 11, 2013. To read or print out a copy of the regulations, click here.
How will this affect your program? What must you do to prepare? Chapter 5230 takes effect August 9, 2013. All currently licensed Psychiatric Rehabilitation providers are expected to come into compliance with Chapter 5230 by that date.
In order to help agencies prepare for licensure under the new regulations, OMHSAS has announced a schedule of 5 WebEx technical assistance videoconferences during the month of June. For more information on dates and times of the videoconferences, and to read the OMHSAS announcement, click here.
OMHSAS is also providing a new Service Description Checklist for providers of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. This checklist can be used by programs to begin preparations for updating service descriptions and to formulate questions that can be answered during the video-conferences. During the videoconferences, the checklist will be discussed in detail by OMHSAS staff.
We will continue to post updates on the new regulations as we receive them. Be sure to check back often!