The purpose of this Administrative Directive Memorandum (ADM) is to improve the quality of care provided to individuals who receive services and supports authorized by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), this Administrative Memorandum (ADM) establishes consistent terminology, definitions, and factors to consider when planning, documenting, and delivering the necessary Levels of Supervision (LOS) to individuals receiving services. Agency policy and procedure pertaining to LOS shall incorporate the person-centered levels of supervision defined herein.
This ADM is not intended to prescribe the circumstances requiring a defined LOS. Determinations are made by the treatment/program planning team and customized to meet the needs of the individual in their respective environment. This guidance does not supersede or replace any regulations or laws pertaining to health, safety, behavioral intervention, or clinical services.