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PADOH continues an incident command structure to coordinate monitoring, response, and messaging. The Department Operations Center is located in room 112 of the PEMA building. PADOH is coordinating with other state agencies, as needed. Communications personnel from various agencies have established a virtual Joint Information Center to address inquiries related to COVID-19.
The county count of Individuals in an Office of Long Term living home and community base waiver program (Attendant Care, Independence and OBRA waivers, and Act 150), an Office of Developmental Program home and community base waiver program (Autism, Consolidated, and P/FDS), or individuals with a behavioral health diagnosis served by Department of Human Services (DHS)
OBRA Waiver - The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), also known as the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, has dramatically improved the quality of care in the nursing home over the last twenty years by setting forth federal standards of how care should be provided to residents.