Competencies – One More Time!!!

September 07, 2021

The Competency Form for DSPs and Supervisors, revised after the regulations were published has been posted as a DMAS form.

While the form is dated 12 July, 2021, we have confirmed this morning that it was not posted until 1 September and will be effective on 1 October.  That should give providers enough time to adapt the form to a more usable format and get it into use for new employees.  The most significant change is in Competency #3 and the requirement to document “competence” in the critical health and safety areas before they work alone.  There should not need to be changes in practice – these are areas covered in initial inservice and are routinely required before staff work independently – but the documentation on this form will be required!