DAL 13-27: Revised Equivalency List

December 6, 2013

DAL: DAL 13-27

Dear Adult Home Administrator:

The purpose of this letter is to inform Adult Care Facility (ACF) Operators and Administrators that the Equivalency List has been revised to include the following item:

I. Electronic Medication Management and Documentation Systems. Previously, Compucare (Gidon Geva), MedWiz Technologies, LLC, TOCCARE (by Da Verci), Optima, Accuflo, Answers on Demand and QuickMar were the only approved systems for the use of electronic medication management and documentation. The New York State Department of Health has expanded its approval to any electronic medication management and documentation system that meets all the conditions of the existing equivalency. This Equivalency has also been updated to include ALR as well as additional certifications.

When an Operator chooses to adopt an approved Equivalency or request an alternative method of complying with a regulation, the Operator must submit a completed Waiver Request/Equivalency Notification Form (DOH-4235) to the respective Regional Office.

If you have any questions related to the new or revised additions to the Equivalencies, please contact the Program Manager in your Regional Office.

Sincerely,

Valerie A. Deetz, Director
Division of Assisted Living and ACF Surveillance

cc: K. Servis
P. Hasan
K. Crissey
W. Conron
N. Nickason

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