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June 9, 2015

PASRR and the Olmstead Puzzle: Important Messages for State Agency Leadership

The June 2015 PASRR webinar "PASRR and the Olmstead Puzzle: Important Messages for State Agency Leadership" occurred on Tuesday, June 9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).

The webinar was presented by Frank Tetrick and Julie Stanley, consultants with the PASRR Technical Assistance Center.

A PDF copy of the slides is available here and at the bottom of the page. A transcript of the Q&As can be found here and at the bottom of the page.

Synopsis of the Topic:

The webinar focuses on PASRR screening as an important tool for states to use in implementing the Olmstead case, particularly when PASRR is tied to other federal and state initiatives.


Frank Tetrick

Frank L. Tetrick, III, MA joined PTAC in 2011, bringing more than 32 years of experience in direct and administrative service within the Commonwealth of Virginia behavioral health and developmental services system. Frank has taken an active role in helping advance the understanding and implementation of specialized services and promoting PASRR collaboration. Frank has previously served as a consultant to Values Option, a managed care company based in Virginia and he has worked closely with Delaware as they engaged MCO’s in the PASRR planning process.

From 2003 to 2011 Frank served as Assistant Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), where he was responsible for leadership of offices that funded and monitored community services supported with state, federal, or grant funds. Frank’s community experience includes serving as Executive Director of a community services board (CSB), Director of Quality Management, and supervision of emergency services.

During his tenure with the DBHDS, Frank helped advance two Gero-pyschiatric initiatives, focused on providing behavioral supports to individuals that were admitted to nursing facilities. He also worked closely with the Virginia Medicaid authority in efforts to align agency policies in support of person-centered practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Julie Stanley

Julie A. Stanley, J.D., is a Self-Direction Program Specialist with the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities where she has facilitated development of a consumer-directed policy guidance document and a guide to self direction for individuals; co-facilitated development and implementation of Virginia’s Options Counseling Standards and served on the ACL Options Counseling advisory committee; served as interviewer and regional interviewer coordinator for the National Core Indicators project; and developed an on-line training certification program for Consumer-Directed Services Facilitators in Virginia’s Medicaid program. She currently manages Virginia’s No Wrong Door planning grant and chairs the Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living (an Area Agency on Aging). Previously, Julie worked as Community Integration Specialist with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) in the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program.

Ms. Stanley served for six years as Director of Community Integration for People with Disabilities, working with DMAS and 21 other Virginia state agencies to develop a strategic plan to implement Olmstead, and assisted DMAS in writing and implementing Virginia’s MFP and Systems Transformation Grants. Julie coordinated Virginia’s Olmstead Task Force; served as Assistant Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, where she focused on human rights, licensing, risk management and community contracting; and as Assistant Attorney General with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. Julie has had over 25 years’ experience in the disability and aging fields. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication.

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