Federal Regulations: Disclosure of Information About Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

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Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities

Information Bulletin
DD.16.74

Federal Regulations: Disclosure of Information About Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD)
January, 2016

Policy

This Information Bulletin is to inform you that Independent Service Coordination (ISC) agencies are required by Federal Medicaid regulations to disclose information to individuals with developmental disabilities seeking residential services of their right to receive services in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/DD) for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICFs/DD). When seeking ICF/DD services, an individual need not be enrolled on the State's waiting list (unless he or she is also considering community-based services), nor will they need to wait to be selected for ICF/DD services.

Individuals seeking ICF/DD services should be assessed for eligibility without delay and informed of ICF/DD capacity within the desired geographic area(s). The ISC should then assist the individual in contacting and selecting potential ICF/DD providers.

It is possible that an individual may elect to receive ICF/DD services and still wish to enroll on the waiting list for community-based services. In such cases, the ISC should assist the individual with both parallel actions.

Adherence to these procedures is required by federal regulations and as part of the ISC's contractual obligations to the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Effective Date

Immediately upon release of this Information Bulletin.