Hi, my name is Paula and I provide technical assistance to centers, SILCs and DSEs nationally, focusing on the law, regulations and guidance that we are required to meet. Over the course of a year I answer hundreds of questions
Just because your non-profit doesn’t pay federal income tax doesn’t mean you have no dealings with the Internal Revenue Service. You are required to file an annual report to the IRS of your standing as a non-profit. This form is
In a couple of states the DSE (Designated State Entity) is allowing only overdue reimbursement and not advances or timely payment. Both SILCs are considered contractors by their state. I wondered if there is enough difference between a contractor and
As Centers and SILCs, we have a number of regulations that we follow, and some take priority over others. So if they don’t say the same thing, which one are we supposed to follow? Recently the Independent Living Administration clarified
Question: At a recent staff meeting, staff were asking for clarification about our Eligibility Statement on our consumer intake form and what exactly they were certifying by signing. I am embarrassed to say that I did not have a good
I would probably customize a training plan based on what the new executive director already knows. If s/he has worked for a center in the past, s/he may not need history and philosophy but might need board and finance training.
Embed from Getty Images Yes, we have a wide menu of training options for your new Executive Director on our website. I would probably customize the ideas below, based on what your new E.D. already knows. If they have worked
Question: I’ve previously worked in long term care and with the department of health, and had some experience in group home services governed by the department over developmental disabilities. Those fields had very strict guidelines on processing a new hire.
Question: I have a question. For the SPIL, since this is my first one coming up, will I form a committee to write the SPIL then after its done being wrote send to the DSE, CIL, and SILC chair for
We just settled a potential discrimination lawsuit from former staff. Is the payment of the settlement an allowable expense under federal rules? Ah, my favorite answer. It depends. Was there a whistleblower component or might the individual claim there was?