Developmental Disabilities Services - Archived News & Waiver Information

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Updated North Dakota FFY 2021 Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

North Dakota FFY 2021 Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Combined Cost Allocation Plan for FFY 2021

For Public Comment: Draft amendment to Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver proposed effective Jan. 1, 2021 (Posted Aug. 31, 2020) Public Notice. Comments accepted through Sept. 29, 2020, at 5 p.m. CT

News Release: Agency seeks input on amendment to the Medicaid waiver on in-home and community services for individuals with developmental disabilities (Posted Oct. 21. 2019)

Public Comment Notice: Draft amendment to the Medicaid 1915(c) Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disability (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Application (Comments accepted from Oct. 21, 2019, until 5 p.m., Central Time, on Nov. 20, 2019)

Approved 1915(c) Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver addendum (Effective April 1, 2020)

Draft Amendment for Public Comment: Draft Amendment to Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver proposed effective April 1, 2020 (Posted Oct. 21, 2019)

PowerPoint Presentation: Overview of draft amendments to Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver proposed effective April 1, 2020. (Posted Oct. 21, 2019)

Presentation - Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) System Public Input Meetings 2018 (Spring 2018)

Press Release - Agency seeks public input on Medicaid waiver serving people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (Posted May 18, 2018)

Report to North Dakota - Eligibility, Service Array and Person-Centered Practices: Observations and Recommendations for Consideration (Summer 2017) (Note: This report is the result of the technical assistance North Dakota received.)

PowerPoint: Medicaid Waiver Technical Assistance (Presented at stakeholder meetings in June 2017, the presentation reviews Medicaid waivers and explains the technical assistance the state is receiving, which includes help identifying potential gaps in waiver services that help participants live in the community.)

Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver (Effective April 1, 2019)

Draft Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Renewal

Draft waiver document (Posted Oct. 30, 2018) Slides explaining proposed changes to IID/DD HCBS Waiver Renewal 2019 (Posted Oct. 30, 2018) Public Notice of public comment opportunity (Deadline to comment is 5 p.m. CT, Nov. 29, 2018)

Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver (Effective April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019)

July 12, 2017: For Public Comment - Draft amendment to the Medicaid 1915c Traditional Individual with Intellectual Disabilities -Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver (See public notice for Public Comment Period details.)

Aug. 9, 2016: For Public Comment: Proposed Developmental Disabilities and Medical Services Administrative Rule Changes (694kb pdf) Notice of Intent to Amend Administrative Rules

July 29, 2016: News Release: Agency offers training on new survey to monitor developmental disability services

June 30, 2016: Public Notice about public comment period on amendment to the Medicaid 1915(c) Traditional Individual with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver

Tribal Consultation Letter - Public comment on amendment to Medicaid 1915(c) IID/DD HCBS services waiver (June 30, 2016)

June 30, 2016: Draft amendment to the Medicaid 1915(c) Traditional Individual with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver (for January 1, 2017)

See Public Notice (above) for details on providing public comment on the draft waiver amendment.

New Slide Presentation describing the draft waiver amendment changes

Handout Format (Two slides per page)

June 20, 2016: News Release: Public information meeting scheduled to discuss proposed changes to the home and community-based services waiver that serves people with developmental disabilities

March 2016: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Proclamation

March 1, 2016: Public Notice: Public comment sought on Amendments to the following Medicaid 1915(c) Medicaid Waivers: Children’s Hospice Waiver, Medicaid Waiver for Home and Community-Based Services, Technology Dependent Medicaid Waiver and Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities Services Waiver (Posted March 1, 2016. Comment Period Ends March 30, 2016, at 5 p.m. CT). Public Notice.

Nov. 27, 2015: Public Notice: Public comment sought on Amendment to Medicaid 1915c HCBS waiver for individuals with intellectual disabilities - Broken link (Waiver Amendment document)

Sept. 24, 2015: Public Meeting Notice - Developmental Disabilities Eligibility Workgroup Meeting 

Aug. 25, 2015 - Training offered on new federal requirements for developmental disability services

June 23, 2015 - Public Meeting Notice - September 2015 Training on CMS Home and Community Based Services Final Rule - Broken link

Feb. 25, 2015 - The North Dakota Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities (DD) Division received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase capacity of the Traditional Individual with Intellectual Disabilities /Developmental Disabilities waiver, and the division's plan to comply with the new Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) rule.

Nov. 26, 2014 - The North Dakota Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities (DD) Division has submitted an amendment to increase capacity of the Traditional Individual with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities waiver, and the division's plan to comply with the new Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) rule to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). See Public Notice.

Oct. 22, 2014 - The Division sought public comments on amending the Traditional Individual with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Waiver to increase capacity and to comply with the new Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) rule that includes HCBS settings and person-centered planning. See Public Notice.