Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Comprehensive Home and Community-Based Services (1915-c HCBS) Waiver


The Home and Community Based Services Waiver is the Medicaid program that provides opportunities for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive services in their own home or community.

Draft Waiver Agreement

  • Draft 2019 Waiver Renewal

The Draft Waiver Renewal was posted to the OPWDD web page on September 16, 2019 for public comment. Written comments will be accepted from September 16, 2019 through October 18, 2019 and may be submitted by mail to: OPWDD, Division of Policy and Program Development, 44 Holland Ave,  Albany, NY 12229 or by e-mail to: [email protected].


  • September 19, 2019 WebEx Sessions

OPWDD conducted webinars on Thursday, September 19, 2019 to provide an overview of the proposed changes included in the Draft 2019 Waiver Renewal. 


Current Waiver Agreement

Approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services- June 28, 2019