AOD/OIDD is developing a three-tiered Quality Review System (QRS) to review DD Council performance.
- Tier one: annual compliance and outcome review of PPRs/Plans
- Tier two: periodic in-depth desk audits of compliance and an outcome review conducted by one federal staff person and two peers, similar to the current MTARS team structure.
- Tier three: on-site review for red flag programs conducted by federal staff and peers as needed.
A workgroup of AOD/OIDD staff, NACDD staff, and DD Council Network members convened to guide the development of the Tier tools. Tier 1 has been published and Tiers 2 and 3 are in development.