From ODDS Director, Patrice Botsford regarding Conflict of Interest and Guardians:
"To: All Office of Developmental Disabilities Stakeholders and Staff
WE HAVE GOOD NEWS!!!!
Today our federal partner, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) informed Oregon that guardians can be paid to provide care to their loved ones with the right processes in place.
We are working quickly with CMS to clarify those processes and to develop a new notice for beneficiaries, but we wanted to share this information with you as soon as possible. When those details are worked out, we will provide you with an update and more information about next steps.
Thank you for your patience as we have been working through this difficult issue. We know that this issue is important and that the uncertainty about how we are moving forward is stressful for families and their loved ones.
We appreciate the care and concern we have heard these past weeks and we remain committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, accurate information that we have."
Director, DHS Office of Developmental Disabilities Services
Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage
SORB is a non-profit organization committed to assisting adults with developmental disabilities to lead a life of their choosing and to achieve, with dignity, inclusion in their community based upon their choices, their abilities, with respect for their hopes and aspirations.