2017 Draft Waiver Amendments

Public Comment Period on Draft Individual and Family Services (IFS) Waiver Amendment No. 2:

May 3, 2017 to June 3, 2017

Send your comments by email or by mail to: Bob Beckman at bob.beckman@dshs.wa.gov or

Bob Beckman
Developmental Disabilities Administration
P.O. Box 45310
Olympia WA 98504-5310

View the draft IFS Waiver amendment.

Proposed changes to the IFS Waiver effective September 1, 2017 include:

  • Renaming Behavior Support and Consultation to Positive Behavior Support and Consultation;
  • Renaming Behavioral Health Stabilization Services - Behavior Support and Consultation to Behavioral Health Stabilization Services – Positive Behavior Support and Consultation;
  • Renaming Environmental Accessibility Modifications to Environmental Adaptations;
  • Updating services definitions/limitations for:
    • Environmental Adaptations
    • Skilled Nursing
    • Respite
  • Updating service provider qualifications to indicate contract standards
  • Removing Specialized Nutrition as a waiver service
  • Adding providers to Risk Assessment
  • Updating rate methodologies to conform with other 4 waivers
  • Updating Performance Measures:
    • Removing 4 obsolete performance measures
    • Revising 19 performance measures to conform with other 4 waivers