South Carolina

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Status of HCBS Settings Rule Transition Plans (STP)

Final Approvals

February 4, 2020: CMS grants South Carolina final approval of their STP.

Initial Approvals

November 3, 2016: 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.

August 7, 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.

Draft STP Additions by Date

February 26, 2015: DHHS submitted a Statewide Transition Plan to CMS.

November 2014: The Department of Health and Human Services posted a public notice and Statewide Transition Plan. Comments were due December 12, 2014.

Disability Advocacy Organization Comments on Draft STP

December 10, 2014: South Carolina Protection & Advocacy Comments on Draft Transition Plan

State Partners

Center for Disabilities Resources at the University of South Carolina

Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities

South Carolina DD Council

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