New Hampshire

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Dates and Deadlines

All states must submit to CMS a plan for transitioning their current HCBS system into compliance with the new rule by March 17, 2015. States submitting a 1915(c) waiver renewal or amendment before March 17, 2015 must include a transition plan in that submission. States then have 120 days from that submission date to submit a transition plan for the remainder of their HCBS system.

In January of 2015, the NH Department of Health and Human Services released a Draft Transition Framework for comment. Comments were due February 16, 2015.

Opportunity for Public Input on Revised State Plan 

Public comments may be submitted until midnight on Saturday, March 30, 2016. Comments may be submitted by email to HCBCtransitionplan@dhhs.state.nh.us or by regular mail to Deborah Fournier, NH Department of Health and Human Services, 129 Pleasant Street, Brown Building, Concord, NH 03301-3857.

The State hosted four public hearings during the public comment period:

Public Hearing #1: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Public Hearing #2: Friday, February 12, 2016

Public Hearing #3: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Public Hearing #4: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Comments and revisions are pending.

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HCBS Rule Home Page

Statewide Transition Plan as of March 2016 and Appendix

Public comments may be submitted until midnight on Saturday, March 30, 2016. Comments may be submitted by email to HCBCtransitionplan@dhhs.state.nh.us or by regular mail to Deborah Fournier, NH Department of Health and Human Services, 129 Pleasant Street, Brown Building, Concord, NH 03301-3857.

Final HCBS Transition Framework -March 10, 2015

Clarifications and/or Modifications required for Initial Approval (CMIA): This letter notifies states that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, but CMS has identified issues that must be resolved in the Statewide Transition Plan (STP) prior to initial approval. CMS sent this letter to New Hampshire on October 8, 2015

NEW – Initial Approval with Milestones and a Resubmission Date. This letter is the communication CMS sends to the state notifying the state that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, the STP is sufficient, but systemic and/or site-specific assessments are not yet completed.  The response to the state will vary dependent on whether the state has or has not identified settings that are presumed to have institutional characteristics and any information the state may wish CMS to consider under the heightened scrutiny process. July 3, 2017

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Advisory Task Force Meetings

The Advisory Task Force meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month, from 10-12, at the Institute on Disability, at 56 Old Suncook Road, in Concord NH.

New Hampshire P&A Comments on Draft Statewide Transition Plan February 26, 2016

New Hampshire Transition Plan Brief Analysis

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