(1)The Department of Corrections will subject the PSC to periodic validation in order to ensure that the tool is predicting risk within acceptable ranges.
(2)Evaluation of the community case management system will occur through:
(a)The ongoing assessment of operations through the operational review system;
(b)The ongoing informal feedback of users and recommendations of the Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors Risk Assessment Workgroup; and
(c)The formal written evaluation of the system to determine operational effectiveness and accomplishments of identified purposes.
(3)A formal evaluation will occur at no more than five-year intervals.
(4)Each agency is responsible for quality assurances measures within their county.
(a)Case plans should be reviewed a minimum of every six months for high and medium cases and as needed for all other cases;
(b)Internal quality assurance measures such as peer review and supervisor audits should be used to maximize consistency and reliability of case management tasks. These reviews should be conducted on a regular basis as determined by the agency.
(c)Internal quality assurance may include:
(A)Spot checks of assessments, which may include the LS/CMI and Stable/Acute and Static 99R (as referenced in this rule division);
(B)Review of case plan development and maintenance;
(C)Observation, review, and feedback of LS/CMI (as referenced in this rule division) interviews or motivational interviews;
(D)Proper use of supervision overrides;
(E)Accurate and appropriate case documentation; and/or
(F)Adherence to case plan policies and procedures.
(d)External quality assurance measures, including peer review and formal audits, may be used to ensure a statewide case management practice.
Rule 291-078-0031 — Validation/Evaluation,