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Public Comment Period


Disability Services - Developmental Services

Public Comment Period: Closes at 4:30 pm on October 28, 2022

The purpose of this rule is to fulfill the requirements of the Developmental Disabilities Act (DD Act), to include specific details for its implementation. The effective date of the last adopted rule was October 1, 2017. Since then, 2022 Acts and Resolves No. 186 eliminated the requirement in 18 V.S.A. § 8725 that certain categories of the Developmental Services System of Care Plan be adopted by rule. Further, the federal rules relating to Medicaid grievances and appeals have been amended. Finally, the Vermont Supreme Court's decision in In re: R.R., 2019 VT 31, requires that the Standard Error of Measurement (SEM) for IQ tests, including IQ scores of 75 or below, be considered when determining eligibility for services. The proposed language includes IQ scores of 75 or below when accounting for the SEM. Other amendments to the rule include formatting, as well as updates to align with current practice in the administration of the Developmental Services program.


Public Hearing # 1:  October 11, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:


Public Hearing # 2: Public Hearing #2: October 19, 2022, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM:

Summary of Draft Proposed Changes to the DDSD Regulations

Disability Services-Developmental Services Proposed Filing

Disability Services - Developmental Services Proposed Rule - Annotated

Disability Services - Developmental Services Proposed Rule - Clean