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Licking County is fortunate to have agency and independent providers willing to support people with developmental disabilities. These partners provide direct support, so that people with developmental disabilities can achieve their best life. These providers have as many missions as the people they support have dreams.

Agency providers are organizations who have employees. They take turns hosting The Excellence Network (TEN) where they gather monthly to learn about and discuss issues affecting provider agencies. To learn more about The Excellence Network (TEN), please click here. If you are interested in establishing a new provider agency with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), please click here.

Independent providers gain certification to provide support as contractors directly with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. They meet on the last Monday of most months. One hour of the meeting consists of a training topic important to independent providers. Attending all eight sessions in a calendar year satisfies the DODD requirement of 8 hours of annual training. Click here to see a schedule of independent provider, in-person trainings offered for free as well as other training options available to providers. To learn more about becoming a DODD certified independent provider, click here.

Who We Are

You can contact our Provider Relations Team by calling 740-349-6588 or by clicking on a name below to access email

Angie Finck, Director of Provider Relations– Oversees goods/services contracting for the Licking County Board of DD and fields questions about the Provider Relations Team

David McManus, Provider Support Coordinator– Technical assistance for agency providers, help with ImagineIS and support for Self-Advocacy groups

Teresa Whipkey, Provider Support Coordinator– Oversees becoming an independent provider, transportation concerns and fields questions about rental housing availability

Resources For Our Providers

One Page Profiles are for the people that you support. This profile can contain information that will help you stay on track when supporting each person. It can also be used to provide vital information in case of an emergency when there is not enough time to fully train someone.

One Page Profile Sample

Documentation of the support you provide is required. Use the following forms and instructions to log your daily care, mileage and learning log information.

Rule HPC Service Documentation

Rule HPC Transportation Rules and Documentation 

Learning Log Overview

Learning Log Form

Instructions for entering Learning Logs into Imagine

Unusual Incident Reports (UIRs) are events that happen which are not typically part of the person’s life and not documented in the ISP. Below are some instructions and forms for documenting these events.

UIR Summary

UIR Form-General

UIR Log

UIR Log Sample

MUI Analysis Form

Health Welfare Alert Log

You must have access to and be trained on your role in the ISP. Use the document below to record when and with whom you complete that training each year.

ISP Trained Record

Eight hours of provider training is required each year. There are specific topics that DoDD requires you complete. The documents below provide additional information on training.

General Training Information

A Template for Provider Certification Renewal

Within 60 days after certification is granted, all new providers must take an additional class on billing for services. This class is available on DoDD’s training web site. Providers can make an appointment with Teresa Whipkey to complete the first billing cycle (or more) to meet this training need. Instructions are also listed below.

Billing Instructions

Billing Codes

In payment for services, DoDD will mail the first check to the provider. The provider should use the form below to sign up for automatic deposit.

DoDD Direct Deposit Form for Shared Services