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Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Waivered Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 120]
Action Three Waivers (ID, DD, DS) Redesign
Stage Final
Comment Period Ends 3/31/2021
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3/31/21  2:42 pm
Commenter: Suzi Hiatt, Capriccio Elite, LLC

Proposed DD Waiver Regs

12VAC30-122-120 - Provider Requirements

A.5. - ADD “as appropriate”. Training on Crisis Education and Prevention Plans is not applicable to all waiver services. Also, clarity is needed as to whether this is for licensed providers only “as appropriate” or for all providers “as appropriate.”

A.12.c. (4) e. - ADD “electronic signature as acceptable for providers using Electronic Health Records (EHR) programs”.

A.12.c. (4) f. (4) - Clarification regarding the term “individual’s unique options”. We assume that this means opinions about their individual supports options”. However, clarity is needed.

A. 19. - MODIFY this semi-annual supervision note requirement for DSP and supervisor of DSPs as “required after the first six months of employment and regularly thereafter.”

12VAC30-122-320 - Community Engagement

B. 2. c. Routine and Safety Supports must not be limited to transportation only. These supports may be necessary for and apply to other allowable activities.

12VAC30-122-410 In-Home Support Services

B.4. - REVERSE and REINSTATE Stricken Language

EXPLANATION: In-Home Support Services needs the flexibility of episodic supports for all the reasons stated in the stricken language. Without the inclusion and flexibility of episodic supports, the individual will have no support if these events occur. Example - If school is cancelled on Thursday, but In-Home Supports are authorized for 3 hours on Thursday evening - those hours can be adjusted but can not exceed what is authorized despite the need increasing due to events beyond the control of the individual, family or provider. Examples may also include when Day Support and/or job site or employer is closed.)

CommentID: 97637