The State is proposing to renew the Intellectual Disability/Related Disabilities (ID/RD) home and community-based waiver program for an additional five-year period with the following changes:

-Updated Waiver name
-Add In-Home Supports
-Add Independent Living Skills
-Add Remote Supports as part of Assistive Technology
-Add Residential Habilitation tiers of service
-Add the option for Respite services provided to multiple participants living in the same household
-Add the option for Respite to be self-directed
-Adjust Environmental Modification lifetime cap
-Update Career Preparation, Day Activity, Community Services, Employment Services definitions
-Distinguished Transitional Waiver Case Management from Waiver Case Management Services
-Update progress on the CMS HCBS Final Rule requirements;
-Revise performance measures for quality improvement as needed;
-Update Appendices as needed to enhance clarity of text and any substantial policy changes.

The public comment period for the ID/RD Waiver renewal runs from Aug. 16, 2021 – Sept. 25, 2021. There will be two webinars to discuss the renewal. Information is in the attached notice.