Final Rule


Fact Sheets For Clients, Families, and Service Providers: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule: Department of Developmental Services:

What is HCBS Final Rule?

CMS issued guidance to states on July 14, 2020, indicating that the transition period for ensuring compliance with the HCBS Final Rule has been extended one year to March 17, 2023, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidance from CMS can be found here:
Home and Community-Based Settings Regulation – Implementation Timeline Extension and Revised Frequently Asked Questions

More info: 

DDS Home and Community Based Services Final Rule: Online Information on Assessment, Compliance, Training, and Frequently Asked Questions

HCBS Statewide Transition Plan:

Enclosure A Settings/Services Identified in the Statewide Transition Plan

Enclosure B HCBS Compliance Funding - Provider Evaluation