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  • Once an issue is identified, the state determines:
    • If it is noncompliance or if noncompliance is contributing to the issue
    • The level/extent of the noncompliance by using:
      • Percentages (e.g., ≥95%, 85-94%, 76-84%, ≤75%), or
      • Number of instances in proportion to the N (e.g., 1 out of 5, 1 out of 50)
    • As appropriate, consider other factors in determining the extent/level of the issue as appropriate:
      • Where and with whom the issue is occurring (one (1) or more service coordinators/providers; one (1) or more programs; regionally or statewide)
      • Historical or trend data (e.g., repeat offender)
      • Contextual factors (e.g., programs' demonstrated ability to correct prior noncompliance)
      • Number of issues/findings of noncompliance
  • Consider the extent/level of noncompliance when it is determining what is required to ensure correction and/or issue resolution