COVID-19 Guidance and Resource Center

This page will be the central resource center for KDADS' State of Kansas guidance and resources during the COVID-19 declared State of Emergency. We continue to appreciate your hard work and dedication in meeting the needs of Kansans during this emergency and hope that this guidance will aid you in social distancing during service provision. We anticipate that additional guidance will follow as the pandemic continues and you can find those revisions and updates here. We recommend keeping a copy of state or federal guidance you choose to follow on record for audits or reviews. Our goal with state guidance is to allow for as much local decision-making as possible in its implementation.

A detailed agency report can be found here: KDADS Update Report 4.23.2020

Video and PSAs

A Video Message from Secretary Howard to Healthcare Workers

Secretary Laura Howard and Governor Laura Kelly extend their appreciation and a sincere thank you to healthcare workers in nursing and long-term care facilities for the compassionate around-the-clock care they provide to our most high-risk Kansans, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aging & Disability Community Services & Programs Guidance

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COVID 19 CARES Service Taxonomy Exceptions PDF102.03 KB03 Jun, 2020 Download
COVID 19 CARES Emergency Support GuidancePDF135.81 KB03 Jun, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS Congregate Settings GuidancePDF98.73 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
COVID 19-OAA SCA CARE QAPDF57.63 KB28 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19 Technology and the the Family Caregiver Support ProgramPDF212.56 KB27 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19 Reopen Guidance for Congregate Nutrition ServicesPDF171.52 KB27 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-CARE GuidancePDF77.45 KB26 May, 2020 Download
COVID-19 Disaster Area Plan and Budget FFY 2020PDF162.33 KB26 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19 NSIP and Nutrition Program GuidancePDF203.40 KB14 May, 2020 Download
COVID-19 Stimulus Funds for HCBS and LTCFsPDF79.17 KB06 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS Services with TelemedicinePDF94.78 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID-19 Home Visit MeasuresPDF77.90 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS TA Waiver MeasuresPDF74.62 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS SED Waiver MeasuresPDF72.73 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS Frail ElderlyPDF75.61 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-LOC Assessments Aging and HCBSPDF54.99 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS Eligibility Assessments and ReviewsPDF72.65 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS Physical DisabilityPDF74.74 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS Measures for IDD Waiver ServicesPDF77.93 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID-19 Specialized Medical CarePDF72.53 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS Brain Injury Waiver MeasuresPDF74.81 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS Background Check MeasuresPDF71.79 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-HCBS All Waiver MeasuresPDF74.80 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID-19 Disaster Area Plan and Budget Guidance FFY 2020PDF119.27 KB01 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-Senior Nutrition Services FAQsPDF127.92 KB27 Apr, 2020 Download
COVID 19 Senior Nutrition ServicesPDF111.19 KB27 Apr, 2020 Download
COVID 19 Senior Nutrition Services FFCRAPDF113.33 KB27 Apr, 2020 Download
COVID 19 Senior Nutrition Services CARESPDF109.94 KB27 Apr, 2020 Download
Joint Guidance for Service Providers Serving Persons with DisabilitiesPDF179.18 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
KS Combined Appendix K 4.1.2020PDF183.84 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
COVID 19-Conflict of Interest Meals-AAAs-ADRCs-MCOsPDF122.70 KB23 Mar, 2020 Download

Behavioral Health Services Guidance

The uncertainty associated with a global health crisis like COVID-19 challenges everyone's ability to cope. The American Red Cross is offering a free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course online in response to COVID-19. This course will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through this crisis by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid, including how to recognize and manage stress in yourself and in others and how to lend support to family members, friends and coworkers during and following the COVID-19 outbreak.

 The link to sign up is here: https://www.redcross.org/…/mental-heal…/a6R3o0000014ZIg.html

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COVID-19 Guidance Methadone ClinicsPDF103.03 KB08 May, 2020 Download
SAMHSA PPE Letter for Treatment ProvidersPDF540.67 KB07 May, 2020 Download
Guidance SUD TelephonicPDF256.61 KB22 Mar, 2020 Download
COVID-19 Guidance CSMPPDF132.10 KB22 Mar, 2020 Download
Guidance - Continued Stay SuspensionPDF93.11 KB22 Mar, 2020 Download
SUD Providers - Verbal ConsentPDF252.32 KB19 Mar, 2020 Download
Community Mental Health Centers - Verbal ConsentPDF254.23 KB19 Mar, 2020 Download
Kansas Consumer Run OrganizationsPDF61.45 KB19 Mar, 2020 Download
Kansas CoalitionsPDF96.59 KB19 Mar, 2020 Download

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Nursing HomesPDF151.93 KB26 May, 2020 Download
CDC - DIY Cloth Face Covering InstructionsPDF740.44 KB10 Apr, 2020 Download
CMS COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility GuidancePDF95.25 KB07 Apr, 2020 Download

Community Service Providers

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Press Release - Centene to Expand Access, Reduce Cost of Care for Most Vulnerable PopulationsPDF313.13 KB10 Apr, 2020 Download
Plain Language Information on Coronavirus for People with DisabilitiesPDF648.83 KB10 Apr, 2020 Download
GRAIL COVID-19 for Persons who Self-DirectPDF181.33 KB10 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance for Community Service Providers Performing Essential FunctionsPDF1.69 MB30 Mar, 2020 Download

Survey, Certification and Credentialing (Health Occupations Credentialing)

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KDADS Adult Care Home EO #20-39 20-41 GuidancePDF221.12 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Training Programs for Certified Nurse Aides-Certified Medication Aides -- Clinical PortionPDF300.88 KB19 May, 2020 Download
COVID 19-Reporting Guidance for Nursing and Long-Term Care FacilitiesPDF109.64 KB29 Apr, 2020 Download
LTCF COVID Readiness Self AssessmentPDF239.41 KB28 Apr, 2020 Download
Temporary Aide GuidancePDF194.66 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
CNA Guidance 3.24.2020PDF275.73 KB24 Mar, 2020 Download

Funding and Relief - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

  • Financial Relief for Behavioral Health Organizations Available In Response to the Pandemic

  • Kansas Department of Commerce

  • Federal Communications Commission - Telehealth Program

  • KDADS Aging Disability and Resource Center Critical Relief Funds

Telemedicine & Telehealth Resources

  • KU Medical Center

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Heartland Telehealth Resource Center

Webinars

Friday, March 13, KDADS leadership presented two COVID-19 webinars outlining Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance about the virus. Follow these links to watch videos.

Nursing Facilities Session: https://vimeo.com/397531644/7a896f247b

Community-Based Session: https://vimeo.com/397531651/913c493305