Providing services for the ID/DD population is an important component of the long-term care continuum in Ohio. With rapidly changing advances in care and services, ICF-IID and home and community based (HCBS) care has captured much interest on the part of lawmakers, advocacy groups and the media. In an effort to convey the message of ICF-IID and HCBS waiver providers and to advocate fully and forcefully, the Ohio Health Care Association formed the Ohio Centers for Intellectual Disabilities (OCID).
OHCA has been an outspoken leader in the development and continued availability of long-term care service providers in Ohio. OCID is a natural outgrowth of those early efforts, combining the strength of OHCA's solid reputation, experienced staff and government relations expertise with a focus on the continued support of the ICF-IID program as well as the growth and development of HCBS waiver services.
OCID's objectives are twofold. First, the organization strives to ensure that Ohio's ID/DD residents have access to quality housing and living services and the means to acquire those services. Second and equally important, the organization strives to create an environment that affords ICF-IID and HCBS waiver providers ready access to available resources, high quality education, and opportunities for advancement.
OCID members believe that consumer preferences and internal quality improvement programs are the best service and provider regulators, and that government rules and regulations should not stifle individual initiative. OCID continues to work toward a meaningful yet unobtrusive regulatory environment that serves providers and their clients, while affording their families and loved ones piece of mind. At the Ohio Centers for Intellectual Disabilities, we strive to provide leadership, governmental support and continuous professional education so our ID/DD members can grow in their profession and achieve the highest level of quality and value for the individuals they serve.
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