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Licensing Key Indicators History and the Future

Wednesday, Oct. 28 | 1:00 - 2:00pm ET

Presented by: Dr. Rick Fiene

Licensing Key Indicators have been around for approximately 40 years. They were first proposed back in 1978 when Dr. Fiene initially presented the methodology to the Federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now know as the Department of Health and Human Services) as a means of conducting streamlined reviews of the FIDCR - Federal Interagency Day Care Regulations. Since then the methodology has evolved considerably. 

Find out the full history of Licensing Key Indicators and the future from the creator of the methodology.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Rick Fiene is a research psychologist who specializes in licensing measurement and systems.

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Operationalizing Remote Inspections for Long-Term Use

Tuesday, Nov. 10 | 12:30 - 1:30pm ET

Presented by: Ron Melusky & Alisa Hendrickson

Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) developed and implemented a Remote Inspection process in April 2020 to ensure that essential licensing inspections could continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. While Pennsylvania’s containment measures have been successful, the risk of virus transmission posed by traditional inspection techniques is still too high to return to fully onsite inspections. As such, ODP has made Remote Inspections part of its long-term strategy to slow the spread of the virus.

This session will present key elements of ODP’s strategy, including the use of Community Spread data to determine whether an onsite inspection can be conducted safely, conducting “Hybrid” inspections that have both onsite and remote components, and the role of Remote Inspections when a licensing staff person has been potentially exposed to COVID-19.

About the Presenters:
Ronald Melusky has over 20 years’ experience in regulatory administration of adult care, child care, and mental health programs. Mr. Melusky was a member of NARA’s Board of Directors from 2009-2011 and served as President-Elect from 2012-2014, and has been a NARA trainer/consultant since 2008. He currently serves as Director of Program Operations in the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs, where his responsibilities include statewide oversight of licensing and regulatory administration for providers supporting individuals with an intellectual disability or autism.

Alisa Hendrickson has 8 years of experience in licensing and regulatory administration of adult care. Ms. Hendrickson is a NARA member and consultant. She currently serves as a Regulatory Administration Specialist in the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs, where her responsibilities include statewide management of enforcement activities, evaluation of new licensure applications, participation in statewide inter-agency committees, and training of staffs.

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Late cancellations are not refundable, but attendance may be transferred to a colleague who is eligible at the same fee rate based on membership status if done at least one (1) business day prior to the scheduled webinar.  No-shows will not be eligible for refund or transfer.