To ensure that it can demonstrate that the contracted personnel who provide mental health services are qualified, Mt. Diablo should annually obtain and retain copies of contractor personnel lists and the credentials or licenses for personnel who provide mental health services to students in the SELPA.
The District has directed the Fiscal Clerk to audit five files of NPA/NPS monthly to ensure that the credentials and licenses of staff members are current.
This process began in January 2016.
We developed a policy which provided direction to the Fiscal Clerk processing the contracts to gather the required credentials and licenses. In addition, no contracts were signed by the Special Education Director unless all licenses and credentials were present.
The policy was also provided to our Fiscal Analyst and Director of Fiscal Operations in order to ensure it's implementation across staff.
Mt. Diablo's policy discusses a periodic check it will perform to ensure that it is collecting all applicable licenses and credentials. We assess this recommendation as partially implemented and look forward to reviewing how Mt. Diablo implements this policy at its next response.
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