COVID-19
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Bi-Monthly COVID-19 Check-In Calls - Wednesdays 10am-11am & 2pm-3pm. Attend via emailed zoom link.

March 25th 2020

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COVID-19 Resources

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Info

How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

ACT Staffing and Practices

Sample ACT Team Policies and Procedures

Telehealth Guidance

Medications

Substance Use Disorder and Harm Reduction

For ACT Participants

 

FAQ’s

Is OCEACT going to still be conducting ACT fidelity reviews?

Fidelity reviews will be suspended at this time until further notice as advised by the Oregon Health Authority. Please connect with your OCEACT contact to reschedule.

Will OCEACT still be conducting trainings?

ACT teams can still request trainings from OCEACT. These trainings will be conducted virtually until further notice as advised by the Oregon Health Authority. To see a list of the available trainings, please click here to go to the OCEACT Statewide Trainings page.  Please reach out to someone from the OCEACT team to schedule a training.

Can ACT services be provided telephonically?

Yes, ACT services can be provided telephonically. Some CCOs are providing guidance that behavioral health services can be provided telephonically. Check with your agency and CCO for clarification. Here are a couple references to review:

DFR-OHA Telehealth Guidance Final – 3.24.20

OHA Telehealth Memo – 3 20 2020

Care Oregon Behavioral Health Codes for Services

Are ACT teams required to submit OHA required data to the Oregon ACT Database during the COVID-19 emergency?

No.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has announced that reporting of data for the Oregon Performance Plan has been put on a temporary hold during the Covid 19 crisis. This means that ACT programs are not required to submit their data into OAD for Quarter 1 2020 if this is not possible. It has not been made clear from OHA, if these data will be required to be submitted at a future date. Brenda Dennis, the ACT Services Coordinator at OHA is seeking clarification on the expectations for data collection and submission of the data.

**UPDATE:

The Oregon Health Authority will resume requiring ACT Quarterly Reporting and Fidelity Reviews as of July 1st, 2020. OCEACT will begin reaching out to ACT teams regarding quality assurance starting with ACT programs that had their ACT fidelity reviews cancelled due to COVID 19 between March 2020 and July 2020.  

Can ACT teams still collect, enter, and submit quarterly ACT data into the Oregon ACT Database during the COVID-19 emergency?

Yes.

While participant care is the first priority and making sure you and your teams have the capacity to serve people comes first, we encourage ACT teams that have the ability to continuing data collection and entering data into OAD to continue to do so.
Alyssa Kerlinger will continue to support teams in using the OAD web-based portal. OAD will remain up and running and available for entry and export of ACT data. Alyssa will also be available to help teams enter data into OAD if you are wanting to still collect data but don’t have capacity to do the data entry into OAD. Reach out to her directly via phone (541-450-5233) or email (akerlinger@optionsonline.org) to coordinate that.
Thank you for continuing to prioritize the health and safety of staff and participants during this time.

Is the 2020 Statewide ACT Conference cancelled?

The 2020 OCEACT Conference has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, OCEACT is working on setting up a webinar schedule so the keynote speakers can still present. Please go to the OCEACT Conference page to get the details of the online webinars and to register. https://oceact.org/2020-conference/