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Public Notices and Hearings

Public Notices and Hearings

Developmental Disabilities Services Public Comment Period 

Vermont State System of Care Plan for Developmental Disabilities Services FY23-25 Public Hearings

Vermont Action Plan for Aging Well Listening Sessions

 

 

Public Comment Period

for

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: Zoom Link for Public Hearing

Public Hearing # 2: Public Hearing #2: October 19, 2022, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Zoom link for public hearing

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

 

Public Hearing 

for 

Vermont's State System of Care Plan for Developmental Disabilities Services

Public Comment Period Closes November 23, 2022

The Developmental Disabilities Services Division is renewing the Vermont State System of Care Plan for Developmental Disabilities Services for FY23-25.  A draft of the Plan and a summary of the proposed changes are below.  There will be two public hearings for stakeholders to provide their comments on the proposed changes.  The Division will accept written comment as well until November 23, 2022.

Public Hearing: October 26, 2022: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Zoom link for Public Hearing

Vermont State System of Care Plan for Developmental Disabilities Services - DRAFT

Vermont State System of Care Plan for Developmental Disabilities Services - DRAFT with Track Changes

Summary of the Vermont State System of Care Plan for Developmental Disabilities Services

 

Vermont Action Plan for Aging Well Listening Sessions

Statewide Listening Sessions to Help Create the Vermont Action Plan for Aging Well

We want to hear from Vermonters about what living and aging in Vermont is like for you. We will discuss and answer questions about what works, what doesn’t, and what you wish to have to make Vermont the best state for growing older. All sessions are open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

November 1st 10 am-12 pm in Burlington at the Heineberg Community Senior Center

November 9th 1-3 pm in Rutland at the Godnick Adult Center

November 10th 1-3 pm at the St. Johnsbury Community Hub

November 15th 1-3 pm at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center

November 16th 1-3 pm at the Brattleboro Senior Center

November 17th 6-7:30 pm Online- Zoom Link  

Please contact Kerstin Hanson with questions or requests for accommodations at: Kerstin.hanson@vermont.gov.