ADM #2017-01 HCBS Waiver and Non-Waiver Enrolled Respite Services

The purpose of this Administrative Memorandum (ADM) is to describe the service requirement changes to Respite services effective July 1, 2017 that delineate program standards or support a provider’s claim for reimbursement. These requirements apply to Respite services delivered to individuals who are enrolled in OPWDD’s Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver or to non-waiver enrolled (NWE) individuals. Respite services that are provided by “self-hired” staff as part of a person’s self-directed budget are not addressed in this ADM. This memorandum does not affect individuals who receive Respite services through a Family Support Services (FSS) contract; FSS contracts for Respite services remain in effect.