Regulations & Guidance


The New York State Department of State provides free access to all New York State regulations online at  OPWDD’s regulations are included in Title 14 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). Please note that these online regulations are an unofficial version and are provided for informational purposes only. No representation is made as to its accuracy, nor may it be read into evidence in New York State courts. Due to the timing of the posting process, the regulations posted on the Department of State website may not reflect the most current version of OPWDD regulations. 

To request a document in another language, email [email protected].

Federal Agreements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the State´s Medicaid Plan Amendment to add the Community First Choice Option (CFCO) set of services. CFCO, authorized in the Affordable Care Act, allows states to expand access and availability of long term services and supports.

Administrative Directive Memoranda (ADMs)
OPWDD issues Administrative Directive Memoranda (ADMs) and Informational Letters to provide guidance or information to assist regulated parties in complying with applicable statutes, rules or other legal requirements, but does not include documents that concern only the internal management of OPWDD.

OPWDD’s Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Affairs communicates proposed regulations and draft administrative memoranda (ADMs) to interested parties. If you would like to be on the distribution list for these notices, send your request to [email protected]. Please make sure to include the email address at which you would like to receive these document(s).
Notice and Disclaimer

While the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities makes every effort to post accurate and reliable information, it does not guarantee or warrant that the regulations posted on this web site are complete, accurate or up-to-date. This posting is not intended to replace official publication of regulations in the New York State Register, published by the New York State Department of State.  OPWDD assumes no responsibility for the use or application of any regulations posted here. This website is intended solely for the purpose of electronically providing the public with convenient access to data resources. OPWDD assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed versions of documents. Furthermore, OPWDD cannot provide individual legal advice or counseling. If you are seeking specific legal advice in relation to these regulations, you should contact a licensed attorney in your local community.