On May 27 the PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW) Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) issued a bulletin offering the new service definitions reflecting changes effective July 1, 2010. The new service definitions include clarifications that have been distributed to ODP’s stakeholders in other correspondence since the service definitions went into effect July 1, 2009. The revisions and clarifications to the service definitions include: Addition of 1 service – Additional Individualized Staffing; deletion of 2 services – Home Finding and Base-funded Respite, 15 Minutes; addition of Prior Authorization requirements for Supplemental Habilitation and Additional Individualized Staffing; and revision of the Travel Policy. In addition to the above changes, many definitions were revised to promote greater clarity in the scope of the service as well as to promote consistency in application of the definition. The ODP Bulletin includes an attachment with Service Definitions Narrative for Consolidated Waiver, Person/Family Directed Support Waiver, Administrative Services, and Base-Funded Services. FMI: See www.odpconsulting.net.