Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Community Waiver Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities [12 VAC 30 ‑ 122]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This chapter combines the requirements for the Family and Individual Supports (previously Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver), Community Living (previously Intellectual Disability Waiver), and Building Independence Waiver (previously Day Support Waiver). The combination of these three waivers into one program is a collaborative effort between DMAS, DBHDS, and stakeholders. An expanded array of service options is intended to enable individuals with disabilities to successfully live in their communities.
State Authority Sec. 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority 1915(c) of the Social Security Act
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation (I) Better support individuals who have developmental disabilities to live integrated and engaged lives in their communities; (II) Standardize and simplify access to services; (III) Cover services that promote community integration and engagement; (IV) Improve providers' capacity and quality of care rendered by increasing compensation as they increase expertise; (V) Achieve better outcomes for individuals supported in smaller community settings; (VI) Facilitate meeting the Commonwealth's commitments under the community integration mandate of the ADA, the Olmstead Decision, and the 2012 DOJ Settlement Agreement.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Manager
Address: Division of Policy and Research
600 E. Broad St., Suite 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: (800)343-0634
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Post Eligibility Special Earnings for Developmental Disabilities Waivers -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Electronic Visit Verification Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/18/2021.
Three Waivers (ID, DD, DS) Redesign Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/31/2021.