DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION
The goal of quality assurance is to advance the values of Health and Safety, Power and Choice, Status, Integration, Relationships, and Competence in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. The division will accomplish this by:
- Communicating with people we support and their families, advocates, providers, legislators and others.
- Using quality, outcome-based strategic planning.
- Making decisions which use client satisfaction, incident information, fiscal and other data.
- Working with those we support, their families and providers, to reduce the rate of serious incidents.
- Monitoring provider compliance with agreed upon standards.
- Providing training to people we support, their families and providers.
- Engaging in continuous quality improvement.
In order to assure that quality services are sought, provided, paid for and continually improved, specific QA outcomes must be achieved for participants and their families by DDD in cooperation with the counties and the contractors/providers.
- 2010 Quality Assurance Processes
- Comparison of QA Movers from 2007 to March 2009 (9/2007)
- Quality is Everyone's Business - Accountability Report from the Developmental Disabilities Administration 2011 (October 2011)
- Quality Assurance Guidelines
- Quality Assurance Indicators for Persons Who Moved from the RHCs 1988-2009
- Quality Assurance Responsibilities
Find care giver alerts and other health and safety tips from the Office of Quality Assurance under "Flyers" at: www.dshs.wa.gov/ddd/publications.shtml
For more information about the Office of Quality Assurance and Self-Directed Services, contact Janet Adams at 360-725-3408 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.