ADM #2023-04 Choking Prevention Initiative

This Administrative Directive Memorandum (ADM) sets forth the requirements of the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Choking Prevention Initiative (CPI). Choking can occur very rapidly, but potential incidents of choking can be avoided using proper supervision, observation, and training.  The Choking Prevention Initiative training ensures uniformity and continuity of training for food and liquid consistency terminology and definitions for all applicable staff statewide. Together we can enhance the health and safety of the individuals served in the OPWDD system, while creating an enjoyable dining experience.