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Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) provides a uniform instrument that is used by County Mental Retardation Programs, on an on-going basis, to collect a standard set of data on individuals who are waiting for mental retardation services and supports. It is a significant management tool for County Mental Retardation Programs. PUNS has been formally adopted by the Office of Developmental Programs, formerly the Office of Mental Retardation, as a requirement for annual County Plans and for use in program budgeting. The County Plan and Budget Process is the annual planning and budgeting process in place across Pennsylvania to address the needs of individuals.
Bulletin Number: 00-06-15 - Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) Manual, Issue Date 12/22/2006, Effective Date 12/22/2006