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December 8, 2021

Department of Human Services (DHS) suspended regulations reinstatement

Certain regulations have been partially of fully reinstated as of 12/6/2021

December 7, 2021

New Solicitation Alert for Request for Applications (RFA) 17-21 – Children’s Trust Fund

Human Services has posted the following Solicitation RFA 17-21 for the purpose of the Children’s Trust Fund (“CTF”) grants, which operate under the administration of the CTF Board and the ...

December 3, 2021

Civil Rights Compliance Questionnaire (CRCQ) – Packet Revision for all Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Licensed Providers

These modifications and instructions are in effect immediately and supersede any previous instructions provided on the submission of the CRCQ application packet.

December 2, 2021

PA Department of Human Services – Office of Children, Youth and Families Releases Memorandum on Implementation of Family First Prevention Services Act

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services – Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) released a memorandum on December 2, 2021. The purpose of the memorandum is to provide continued ...

November 30, 2021

Report: PA Child Behavioral Health Providers Chronically Understaffed

PCCYFS President/CEO Terry Clark quoted

November 29, 2021

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) new and renewal Certificates of Compliance accepted electronically

OMHSAS to accept Certificates of Compliance electronically or hard copy via mail for licensed providers

November 24, 2021

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic Regulatory Compliance Guide (RCG)

This RCG is a tool for providers, OMHSAS staff and the public to use for clarity on the state office’s interpretation of each regulation.

November 24, 2021

Behavioral Health Updates

Managed Care Organizations Updates 11/24/2021

November 22, 2021

Release: Office of Children, Youth and Families Policy Clarification on Electronic Records

Below is the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services – Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) Policy Clarification 20-21-01, 3130-21-05, 3140-21-08, 3170-21-03, 3350-21-03, 3490-21-12, 3680-21-01, 3700-21-05, 3800-21-05, regarding what original ...

November 22, 2021

Release – Office of Children, Youth and Families Special Transmittal on Unknown Specific Start and End Dates for Incidents of Child Abuse

Below is the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services – Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) Special Transmittal entitled, “Unknown Specific Start and End Dates for Incidents of Child Abuse.” ...