HCBS: New Freedom Draft Waiver Amendment

In 2018, the Washington state legislature passed Senate Bill 6199 authorizing DSHS to create a Consumer Directed Employer (CDE) program. To implement this program, the State intends to file an amendment to the New Freedom waiver program to reflect the concurrent operation with the 1915(b)(4) waiver.

View Amendment for New Freedom Wavier.

A paper copy of the draft waiver application is available upon request by contacting Jamie Tong at the address listed below or calling 1-800-422-3263 and selecting option #6.

DSHS welcomes all comments on the draft waiver application. Comments may be submitted to DSHS through the website address listed above or may be mailed to Jamie Tong at the address listed below. DSHS will receive comments through 5:00 pm close of business on March 31, 2021.

Jamie Tong, Home and Community Services Division
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
P.O. Box 45600