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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.
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Intellectual Disability Waiver Transition Plan – July 30, 2014
Integrated Day Activity Plan open for public comment until August 21, 2014.
Draft Transition Plan for ID Waiver open for public comment until September 5, 2014
Intellectual Disability Waiver Transition Plan – December 18, 2014
Notice of Public Comment – February 5, 2015
Draft HCBS Statewide Transition Plan – comments due March 8, 2015
Justice in Aging Comments VA Transition Plan – March 9, 2015
Final HCBS Statewide Transition Plan – March 17, 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. December 9, 2016
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 Virginia on August 20, 2015
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