QIDP Training


2020 QIDP Training scheduled for April 28-29, 2020 has been postponed!
We will reschedule as soon as we are able to do so.
Please check back for updates

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Course Description

Developmental Services Network (DSN) is proud to offer providers of ICF/DD-H, ICF/DD-N and ICF/DD-CN services in the state of California, a comprehensive, practical approach to training new QIDPs or QIDPs who would like to have their skills refreshed. This is the class used by CDPH for district manager and surveyor training in the past.  This program will involve two days of non-stop introductions to and exploration of:

The revised ICF/IID SOM Appendix J-Interpretive Guidelines  and probes and procedures that were recently released by CMS.

  • The federal ICF/IID and state ICF/DD-H&N regulations as well as other state laws (Special Incident Reports, Mandated Abuse Reporting)
  • The ICF/IID survey process
  • The diverse functions and responsibilities of the QIDP
  • The active treatment loop, completing assessments, conducting ID Team meetings, writing and modifying objectives for the Individualized Service Plan writing monthly reviews
  • Conducting the Human Rights Committee
  • Methods of providing informed consent, conducting internal investigations when there are reports of abuse, neglect and/or mistreatment
  • Effective methods of interviewing direct care staff and DCS work schedule
  • Sample training modules for staff 


Stacy Sullivan is the Director of Operations for Mountain Shadows Support Group, an agency which has provided ICF/IID services for more than 29 years in California for more than 300 people. She has been an instructor for QIDP training programs for 15 years including community homes and state developmental centers. Stacy offers practical solutions to the day-to-day obstacles faced by QIDPs.

Laurie Purcell is VP of Residential Services for Home of Guiding Hands. Laurie has over 35 years of experience serving individuals with developmental and physical disabilities and has worked as a QIDP, trained and supervised QIDP staff, served on State regulatory review task forces and is well versed in our industry standards. Most recently, in San Diego County, Laurie downsized a 99-bed facility, developed and licensed 15 ICF/DD-Ns, opened a 100-capacity day program and now oversees 25 ICF/DD-H and 6 CCL group homes.

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