Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the DHS Waiver Review Initiative will begin enforcing additional requirements for home and community-based services programs. These requirements, while not new to statute, DHS policy or DHS federally approved waiver plans, were not fully enforced during previous waiver reviews.
If during the review, DHS finds a pattern of noncompliance, a Corrective Action Plan will be required to address how the lead agency will come into compliance and re-mediate the item. Information on each of the requirements is outlined below.
The changes in enforcement involve the following items: