New Jersey

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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.

On January 26, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Human Services posted a Statewide Transition Plan (STP). Comments were due February 26, 2015.

The state will held two public input sessions, February 4 and 19. (Dates updated due to weather 1/28/15).

NJ public comment on an Addendum to the STP. Comments were accepted from July 1 – August 31, 2016.

  • There will be three Listening Sessions in August (dates are listing in the notice) for people interested in presenting instructive/constructive in-person comments and suggestions.
  • Any written comments can be submitted by email: or by USPS: Statewide Transition Plan, NJ Department of Human Services, PO Box 700, Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
  • This is the plan NJ is requesting comments on: Amended STP (Note: the addendum is a draft response to an October 2015 letter from CMS requesting supplemental information and clarifications to the proposed plan)
  • This is a pre-recorded webinar that provides a brief overview of the key issues addressed in the Addendum that are of particular interest to the stakeholder community of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

State DocumentsBack to TOP

New Jersey Department of Human Services HCBS Settings Rule Homepage

Department of Human Services Presentation on Transition Planning

NJ Department of Human Services – Public Notices

Letter from CMS to New Jersey regarding HCBS Rules and 1115 Waiver: HCBS Letter to New Jersey

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 Jersey on October 1, 2015

ResourcesBack to TOP

Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series from the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: October 2014 lecture on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services: Hot Topics and Emerging Trends.

NEW! Getting the Community Life You Want – A Guide to Home and Community Based Services Advocacy (more info and order form)

National Senior Citizens Law Center comments on New Jersey Plan

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network Comments and Sign On Letter in Support of New Jersey Plan

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