April 25, 2011

Feds propose greater flexibility for community-based services

Michelle Diament   ·  Disability Scoop   ·  Link to Article

A proposal published in the Federal Register would implement new rules that are designed to allow states more flexibility when providing home and community-based waiver services to people with disabilities. If the new rules go into effect, states could offer a menu of services from which a person who qualifies could select the most appropriate choice based on their individual needs rather than on their diagnosis. The rules would allow individuals to have a significant say in deciding where they live and what type of supports they receive. The rule would also clarify how "community-based" is defined versus other settings. The proposed rules are open for public comment until June 14, 2011.

(posted with thanks to Catalyst Center)