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Welcome to the New York State People First Waiver Application Resource Page. The State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), in consultation with the State Department of Health (DOH) and other stakeholders, has begun the process of seeking significant programmatic and fiscal improvements to our service system through the development of a new waiver, called the “People First Waiver.” This Web page provides information to those who are interested in the waiver application process and would like to contribute to the effort.

Latest People First Waiver News

 OPWDD has called for parties who are interested in applying to become a Developmental Disabilities Individual Support and Care Coordination Organization (DISCO) or providing specialized developmental disabilities services through an existing managed care organization to submit a Letter of Intent by May 3, 2013.OPWDD Calls for Letters of Intent to become a DISCODISCO Letters of Intent...
On May 3, 2014, OPWDD posted for public comment a description of OPWDD’s HCBS Settings Transition Plan as required by CMS’s recently adopted rules that contain standards for home and community based settings and that require the State to submit a transition plan at the time of an HCBS waiver renewal.  This transition plan is required to set forth the actions the State will take to bring the waiver into compliance with the regulatory standards.  OPWDD’s response to the thoughtful comments received from the public can be viewed here.  ...
On May 2, 2014 the public was invited to comment on OPWDD’s renewal application for its comprehensive Home and Community Based Service waiver. The renewal will take effect on October 1, 2014 and implement important reforms to self-directed services. OPWDD’s response to the thoughtful comments received from the public can be viewed here. ...

Created on Monday, 9 Jan 2012 at 10:44 am.

Last updated on Friday, 15 Mar 2013 at 4:29 pm.