Monday, April 24, 2017

Reminder April 27, 2017 Assisted Living Advisory Committee meeting

You are invited to attend our next Assisted Living Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 12:00-3:00 PM in the Sabin-Cleere, located on the first floor of Building A on our Cherry Creek Campus. 
For meeting agendas, handouts, etc. please click here. Click on the folder labeled “4/27/17 meeting.” We recommend that you return to this site on the day of the meeting to check for additional or revised meeting materials. 
Telephone and web conferencing is available.

To participate via Web:

Step #1: Click
here
The Adobe Connect screen will appear entitled “Assisted Living Advisory Committee Meeting”
Step #2: Click “OK” option after you have read the text box message
Step #3: You will now be in the Virtual Meeting Room

Directions on how to participate once you have entered the room are in the “Meeting agendas, handouts, reports and minutes” link above.

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
Test your connection:
https://cdphe.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting test.htm
Get a quick overview:
http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

To participate by telephone:
Step #1: Dial 1-712-770-8066
Step #2: When prompted, dial participant passcode 727084
Step #3: You will be on music hold until a few moments before 12:00 PM.
Step #4: Very important: Please press 4* and mute your telephone to prevent background noise. If you would like to make a comment or ask a question, press 4* to unmute. When you are finished talking, please re-mute your telephone using 4* again.
Very Important: Do not use speakerphones or wireless headsets; they are not compatible with the audio conferencing technology.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Topkoff at michelle.m.topkoff@state.co.us or call 303-692-2848 at least a business day in advance of the meeting.

BOH Adoption of QMAP Ch. 24 Revisions + Approved Training Entity Application

On April 19, 2017 the Board of Health adopted our proposed changes to Chapter 24, Medication Administration Regulations.  The new rules will become effective July 1, 2017 to coincide with the effective date of some of the legislative changes.
The rule with the proposed amendments may be viewed at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/draft-regulations.
What has changed: CDPHE will no longer contract with Vendors/Instructors to teach the Medication Administration Course. Instead, CDPHE will now designate Approved Training Entities (ATE). Beginning April 1, 2017 those interested in becoming an ATE can submit an application, curriculum, content and testing for approval. Once the ATE has received written notification of approval from the department they may start teaching beginning 7/1/17.    
Where to find ATE application and additional information: Please visit our website at www.healthfacilities.info and click on Qualified Medication Administration Personnel link. This will redirect you to the QMAP web page. Scroll down to Apply to become an approved training entity.
For additional information please reference the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Chapter 24 changes or contact the Qualified Medication Administration Personnel Program Administrator Veldine Peake at veldine.peake@state.co.us.

ALR IDR Committee Meeting

The ALR IDR Committee will meet April 27th at 10 a.m. at the Department. The public is welcome to observe or listen to the committee discussion by calling 1.712.432.3066 and entering conference code 527044. Information on the location of the meeting will be available at the security desk in building A.