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DOH Issues New UAS-NY Directive

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued a new directive regarding the Uniform Assessment System for New York (UAS-NY) which provides important information to all UAS-NY users.

DOH has developed a new course, 1200 Searching the Case List in the UAS-NY. This course, as well as new course 1100, will be officially placed under the Required Courses header at close of business on Wed., Dec. 4th. At that time, users who have not completed these two new courses will not be allowed access to the UAS-NY without first completing both new courses. The old versions of both courses will be removed at this time.

The UAS-NY provides a Test Drive version of the UAS-NY which is designed to allow users to practice conducting assessments in a safe environment that is nearly identical to the production version of the UAS-NY. The Test Drive Environment will be upgraded to software version 1.7 on Wed., Dec. 11th and will be unavailable that day. As part of this upgrade, all assessments created before Dec. 11th, in all Test Drive records, will be deleted. The previous list of simulated consumer data will also be deleted at this time. On Dec. 12th, the new Test Drive Environment will host a fresh set of simulated consumer records which will contain no assessments. Organizations should take this into consideration as they plan new orientations and new hire trainings scheduled between now and Dec. 11th.

In addition to the Online upgrades related to software release v.1.7, DOH is also releasing v.1.7 of the UAS-NY Offline Application. This is a required upgrade for all Offline Application users. Complete instructions for upgrading the UAS-NY Offline Application to v.1.7 are discussed in the directive. Do not upgrade to Offline v.1.7 before close of business on Dec. 4th, as it will not work until the Online upgrade is complete on Thurs., Dec. 5th.

Members are encouraged to review the directive carefully for more information and details. Any questions regarding the directive should be sent to the UAS-NY Project Team. They request that you be prepared to provide your Health Commerce System (HCS) User ID when you call them at 518-408-1021. If you email your questions to uasny@health.ny.gov, please include your HCS User ID in all communication.

Contact: Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8828