Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Regulations and Guidance Documents


The New York State Department of State provides free access to all New York State regulations online at  OPWDD’s regulations are included in Title 14 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR).  Please note that these online regulations are an unofficial version and are provided for informational purposes only. No representation is made as to its accuracy, nor may it be read into evidence in New York State courts. Due to the timing of the posting process, the regulations posted on the Department of State website may not reflect the most current version of OPWDD regulations. For more information, please contact OPWDD Office of Counsel, Bureau of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at   or 518-474-7700. 

Additionally, OPWDD issues Administrative Directive Memoranda and Informational Letters to provide information or guidance to assist regulated parties in complying with applicable statutes, rules or other legal requirements, but shall not include documents that concern only the internal management of the agency.

Notice and Disclaimer 

While the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities makes every effort to post accurate and reliable information, it does not guarantee or warrant that the regulations posted on this web site are complete, accurate or up-to-date. This posting is not intended to replace official publication of regulations in the New York State Register, published by the New York State Department of State.   OPWDD assumes no responsibility for the use or application of any regulations posted here. This web site is intended solely for the purpose of electronically providing the public with convenient access to data resources. OPWDD assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed versions of documents. Furthermore, OPWDD cannot provide individual legal advice or counseling. If you are seeking specific legal advice in relation to these regulations, you should contact a licensed attorney in your local community.