Assessment Tool Update

The Department of Health and Welfare is picking a new assessment tool. This tool would replace the SIB-R. There was a meeting about it last month, in November. We gave an update about that meeting already.

Now we have a new update. The Human Services Research Institute, or HSRI, led the meeting in November. HSRI is the independent expert that the Department is working with under the settlement agreement. HSRI now has a report about that meeting. HSRI gave the report to the Department of Health and Welfare. The Department of Health and Welfare will now decide which new assessment tool to pick.

You can look at the report:

 First page of the HSRI report about assessment tools

First page of the HSRI report about assessment tools

The report explains what happened at that meeting in November. It explains the things that the Department of Health and Welfare wants for the new assessment tool. It explains how the people at the meeting gave scores to the assessment tool choices.

The report explains that the people at the meeting picked the Supports Intensity Scale, or SIS, as the best choice.

The Department of Health and Welfare has not made a final choice. It might pick the SIS, but it still could pick something else. We will let you know when we find out what the Department picks.