The meeting was called to order by Lance Davis. Wanda Felty called the roll. Members present were: Dyann Arnett, Marcellius Bell, Dee Blose, Wanda Felty, Cassell Lawson, Eddie Miller, Ken Talley, Terry Trego, John Gajda, Rene’ Daman, John Corpolongo, Nina Honeyman, Theresa Flannery, David Svedman and Karen Maston.. Absent were: Kim Beach, Dee Blose, Tori Collier, Michele Disario, Katie Kissinger, Teri Egner, and Valerie Williams.
Minutes from the previous meeting were approved (05-10-11).
Comments from Jim Nicholson, DDSD Director
Jim reported a balanced budget was submitted by DHS on 7/1/11. Included in the balancing of the DHS budget, was a reduction in the FSAP payments by 10%. Jim explained the history of this program and noted at one time it was a state funded program, but it later became funded by the TANF division. So although by legislation, DDSD was to remain harmless in the budget reductions made by DHS, this program is funded by another division, and the Director asked that the program payments be reduced by 10% to help balance the budget.
Jim also spoke about HB 2184, which directs DDSD develop a plan to address the future of the two public resource centers, SORC and NORCE, and submit to the Legislature by January 1st. The Legislature will have until March 31st to reject the plan. He further stated that DDSD is required to seek the input of individuals who live at the resource centers, the families of individuals who live at the resource centers as well as the staff who are employed at the centers. He stated they would start seeking input to develop the plan in the Fall.
Review of By-Laws for the ACSPDD
Samantha gave a presentation that briefly highlighted the by-laws of the
committee. There was discussion regarding committee members who
rarely attend the meetings, and it was agreed that Lance Davis would call those
members to touch base regarding their membership, and encourage them to
attend all meetings if possible. There was also discussion about the three
established sub-committees: policy; evaluation; and best practices. The policy
sub-committee is the only active sub-committee currently.
Proposed DDSD Administrative Rules – Terry Trego
Terry Trego, chair of the policy sub-committee, presented the following slate of proposed DDSD Administrative Rules.
OAC 340:100-13-1 (EMERGENCY)
All rules were approved by the committee.
Eddie Miller suggested- the best practices sub-committee be re-activated to
study model programs for services in the field of developmental disabilities.
It was decided Samantha would contact the previous chair of the best practices
sub-committee, Valerie Williams, to give a presentation at the next meeting about the history of the sub-committee.
There were no public comments at this meeting.
The next meeting of this committee will be held Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in room C-47 of the Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, Oklahoma City, OK.