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Westmoreland Casemanagement & Supports, Inc.
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(800) 353-6467

OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) Waiver
The OBRA act of 1987, requires that individuals with a diagnosis of mental retardation or other disabilities be screened prior to nursing home admission. A further evaluation is completed by the Office of Mental Retardation to determine the need for specialized services for the person while they are residing in the nursing home.

Developmental Services Resources
Emergency Preparedness - An informative resource handbook developed and sponsored by Westmoreland County BH/DS to promote emergency readiness through resource identification and safety tips. (.pdf 27K) 

Carrying Identification Brochure (pdf) - Carrying identification that at least provides a person's name and emergency contact information is vital to everyone's safety and well being.
  • Emergencies happen when you least expect them
  • People can become separated from family/caregivers
  • In an emergency situation, people may be unable to communicate vital information

Incident Management -  A state-wide web based system, developed by the Office of Mental Retardation, for the reporting of incidents that impact the health, safety, or well being of DS service recipients.  A large component of this system is trend analysis that focuses on the prevention of incidents and quality improvement of mental retardation services both on a provider and state level. (.pdf 27K)