Karen MacDonald and Patrice Morris Weaver at the MPATS


Click here to view Overtime Rules effective 1-1-16.


2017 FI Year End Letter.

Click here to view the new rates effective 10/1/2014 & 11/1/2014.

Hourly Independent Contractor Respite— $8.00/ hour
Independent Contractor Respite Overnight— $80.00/ day

Contracted by Macomb Oakland Regional Center, Inc., The Arc of Oakland County serves as Fiscal Intermediary for individuals who have chosen to enroll in Self-Determination. The Arc of Oakland County serves approximately 1,200 consumers.

As Fiscal Intermediary, The Arc processes invoices and time sheets and respite vouchers on behalf of each consumer, help them monitor their individual budget, current PCP guidelines, and Medicaid law. The Arc staff works with the consumer, his/her family, and their MORC, Inc. supports coordinator to help them flex their budgeted dollars to further meet their needs while staying within the guidelines of the current PCP and medicaid.

The Arc acts as “Payroll Agent” for approximately 170 individuals who directly employ their own staff. We process payroll, including paying all state and federal taxes, help the consumer to comply with all current tax laws, and maintain copies of all Medicaid required staff training certifications. Individuals are sent a monthly budget/actual statement for their review and records.

PLEASE NOTE: You can now scan & email any Respite or CLS Time Sheets or Invoices to fitimesheet@thearcoakland.org.


Important Clarification Regarding the Training Requirement for Bloodborne Pathogens

The 1996 revision of the Training Manual from the Department of Community Health includes limited information regarding Bloodborne Pathogens. The requirement for training on Bloodborne Pathogens from Michigan Occupational and Health Safety Administration (MIOSHA), Department of Labor and Economic Growth sets a much more stringent standard for the content and conduct of Bloodborne Pathogens for “Category A” employees. Training documentation submitted to MORC for Bloodborne Pathogens must clearly reflect that the training was conducted in a comprehensive “live” class session, to the MIOSHA standard. American Red Cross and American Heart Association documentation of Bloodborne Pathogens training is accepted.

Following is an extract from the MIOSHA standard:

Part 554 Bloodborne Infectious Diseases Standard
Requirements for Training

Initial and annual training is required for all part-time, temporary and full-time employees exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material. Requirements for this training are delineated in the bloodborne infectious diseases rules and are discussed below.

First, training must be conducted at the time of initial assignment or prior to any exposure. If new or revised tasks or procedures are instituted at a future date, then additional training must be given prior to their implementation.

Trainer Qualifications

The person conducting the training must be knowledgeable in the subject matter. In addition to demonstrating expertise in the area of occupational health and the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, the trainer must be familiar with the manner in which the elements in the training program relate to the particular workplace. Specialized courses or degree programs would aid in certifying the trainer’s knowledge. Persons with strong medical backgrounds such as healthcare professionals (i.e., nurses, physicians and their assistants, infection control practitioners, emergency medical technicians, dental professionals, industrial hygienists and epidemiologists) are good candidates for trainers as long as they are knowledgeable in the subject matter.


Reciprocity

The training requirements listed below, if current and valid, are generally accepted from any recognized other training organizations. Documentation of the training should be forwarded to the Director of Training for review.

  • Unit 2, The Rights of Individuals Receiving Mental Health Services (only training through Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Genesee Counties)
  • Annual Recipient Rights and Due Process Update (only training through Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Genesee Counties)
  • CPR (American Heart Association, American Red Cross)
  • First Aid (American Heart Association, American Red Cross, National Safety Council)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (if presented by a qualified instructor, in a class setting)