June 14, 2013
Today the Commissioner of DBHDS announced the creation of a the Office of the Settlement Agreement Executive Advisor(OSAEA) within DBHDS.
The OSAEA will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the Commonwealth’s initiatives to enable individuals with ID/DD to live in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs and consistent with their informed choice. The Executive Advisor will be responsible for advising and communicating with stakeholders on the plans, progress toward compliance, and barriers to successful implementation of the settlement agreement. The Advisor will also serve as DBHDS’ chief liaison for all matters related to the settlement agreement with the court appointed Independent Reviewer, the Office of the Secretary of Health & Human Resources, Office of the Attorney General, other state agencies, community services boards, private providers, consumers, families, advocates and other stakeholders.
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