KDADS Reorganizing Survey Offices

KDADS is reorganizing the regional survey offices. The Garden city office will be closed.  They are looking to place a small satellite office in Dodge.  The Wichita office will remain at its current location for the time being.  Carol Schiffelbein will become the new regional manager for the SW region which includes Wichita, and we are posting an opening for a regional manager position to cover the KC counties.  The regional managers have begun informing facilities in their current regions but official notice of the change will go out later this month via the email addresses we keep on file.  We will be asking facilities to correspond with the RMs based on the new boundaries starting July 1. 

The state also has decided to no longer send the 2567’s to the associations. The following is the explanation as to why we will not be receiving the 2567’s anymore. “The survey process requires administrative review, IDR, and other elements which can lead to revisions of the 2567.  In some cases multiple 2567s may be issued to assure the 2567s are as accurate as possible. The final 2567s will continue to be posted online once the compliance cycle has closed and we encourage you to review these online.  In effort to assist you in identifying new surveys completed, we will provide a quarterly report to stakeholders identifying which surveys have been completed during that quarter.”

We are still evaluating this change.  Members enjoyed the luxury of discussion of survey trends during facility standards meeting so we will evaluate how we will still get the information to our members.