Legislature, Statutes & Regulations
The following are legislation, statutes and regulations for the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.
- Establishment of Adult Fatality Review Teams (3/12/2015) - H.46 (Testimony House Human Services Committee)
- Hearing on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care: Current Services, Gaps, and Future Challenges as presented to the Vermont House Human Services Committee (February 12, 2015)
- House Human Services Testimony on Aging in Vermont 01/11/15
- House Human Services and Senate Health and Welfare - 01/20/15 AHS Performance Accountability and the Scorecard
- House Appropriations FY2015 Budget Adjustment (BAA) 01/14/15
- House of Human Services Committee - DAIL Overview 01/15/15
- Senate Government Operations Testimony 02/19/14 - S.66 (An Act Pertaining to Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing)
- House of Corrections and Institutions 02/26/14 - H.690 (An Act Relating to the Definition of Serious Functional Impairment)
- House of Human Services Testimony 02/19/14 - H.728 (An Act Relating to Developmental Services System of Care)
- House of Human Services Testimony 01/30/14 (by Camille George) - DDSD System of Care Plan
- Senate Appropriations Testimony 01/17/14 - Budget Adjustment (BAA)
- House and Human Services Testimony 01/14/14:
- Choices for Care Adequacy Report (dated 10/01/13) used during this testimony
- Mental Health Oversight Committee Testimony; Antipsychotics in Older Adults Use and Misuse (October 31, 2013)
- Health Care Oversight Committee 10/03/13 - Choices for Care Savings Reinvestment
- Joint Fiscal Committee Testimony 09/11/13 - Choices for Care Reinvestment and Developmental Services Legislative Summer Work Group
- Adult Protective Services Program Legislative Report for January 2013
Commissioner Wehry's Legislative APS Data Report for January 2013 for the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, House Committee on Judiciary, and House Committee on Human Services
- House of Human Services Testimony for H.105, An Act Relating to the Reporting Requirements for the Adult Protective Services Program
Commissioner Wehry's legislative testimony to the House of Human Services regarding H.105, An Act Relating to the Reporting Requirements for the Adult Protective Services Program.
- House of Human Services Testimony for H.140, An Act Relating to Choices for Care
Commissioner Wehry's legislative testimony to the House of Human Services about H.140, An Act Relating to Choices for Care
- Senate Health and Welfare Testimony for S.93, An Act Relating to Notice of Placement at Designated Residential Service Homes
This bill proposes to require the Department of Mental Health or the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living to provide notice to a local law enforcement agency when certain individuals in that Department’s care or custody are placed in designated residential service homes within the municipality. The law enforcement agency would then notify the selectboard of the municipality.
- House of Human Services Testimony 2/7/13 - Therapeutic Communities and Secure Residential Recovery Facilities
- House Appropriations Budget Testimony 2013 (SFY14) - PowerPoint Presentation
- House Appropriations Budget Testimony 2013 (SFY14)
- Act 160 - An Act Relating to the Coordination, Financing and Distribution of Long-Term Care Services (H.782)
This law requires Vermont’s Agency of Human Services (AHS) to improve the state’s independent living options for vulnerable elders and younger people with physical disabilities. This law went into effect May 8, 1996.
- Choices for Care ACT 123 - An ACT Relating to Improving Availability of Home and Community Based Care Services (H.735)
- State of Vermont Medicaid Covered Services Manual - Personal Care Section
Once document is open click on section 7406 in the Table of Contents for Personal Care Services section.
This document shows the legislative citation from the particular section of the State of Vermont Medicaid Covered Services Manual that refers to Personal Care Services.
- Older Americans Act
The Older Americans Act was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 14, 1965 (PDF). In addition to creating the Administration on Aging, it authorized grants to States for community planning and services programs, as well as for research, demonstration and training projects in the field of aging. Later amendments to the Act added grants to Area Agencies on Aging for local needs identification, planning, and funding of services, including but not limited to nutrition programs in the community as well as for those who are homebound. The Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000 was signed into law on November 13, 2000.
- Developmental Disabilities Act
The Vermont Statutes Online, Title 18: Health, Chapter 204A: Developmental Disabilities Act
- Act 248, Title 18: Health, Chapter 206: Care for persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
The Vermont Statutes Online. Vermont’s civil commitment law for people with mental retardation.
- Act 248, Title 18: Health, Chapter 215: Guardianship Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
- Attendant Services Program Regulations
Regulations for Policy to foster the development of services to assist older persons and persons with disabilities to live independently.
- Administrative Rules on Agency Designation (Effective June 1, 2003)
These administrative rules governing the selection of designated agencies outline the requirements an agency must meet in order to be designated (or re-designated), the responsibilities of agencies that are designated, and the process for designation, re-designation and de-designation.
- Assisted Living Residence Licensing Regulations (March 2003)
Assisted Living Residence Licensing Regulations are to be used in conjunction with the Residential Care Home Licensing Regulations, all of which are designed to protect the welfare and rights of residents and to ensure that residents receive quality care.
- Choices for Care 1115 Long-Term Care Medicaid Waiver Regulations (February 2009)
Vermont statutory regulations governing the process for providing Vermonters with equal access to long-term care through either nursing facility, home-based or enhanced residential care services consistent with their choice.
- Licensing Regulations for Homes for the Terminally Ill (October 2001)
These regulations are designed to foster personal independence on the part of residents and to ensure a home-like environment for people who are terminally ill.
- Nursing Home Regulations (December 2001)
Licensing and Operating Rules for Nursing Homes: It is the purpose of these rules to implement state and federal laws governing the licensing, operation, and standard of care in nursing homes located in the State of Vermont.
- Residential Care Home Regulations (October 2000)
The residential care home regulations are designed to foster personal independence on the part of residents and a home-like environment in the homes.
- Regulations for the Designation and Operation of Home Health Agencies (July 2007)
These document contains the rules to implement State law governing the designation, re-designation, and designation revocation of, and the establishment of minimum program standards for home health agencies.
- Regulations Implementing the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1996 (March 2011)
A copy of the actual regulations implementing the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1996. They include definition of developmental disability, criteria for being a "recipient"; certification; application, assessment and notification; periodic review; recipients who are able to pay; special care procedures; complaint procedures and training.