December 28, 2021 DDD Communication

HCBS Settings Pre-Screening Survey Now Open: All Provider-Controlled Sites Must Complete by January 31, 2022!

As discussed on the two DDD HCBS Settings webinars (links below), ALL provider controlled or owned sites including CILA, CDS, CGH, and CLF that receive HCBS waiver funding must fill out this pre-screening survey:

IDHS: Illinois HCBS Site Validation Survey ( Please read the statements carefully and answer to your best ability. Attached is an explanation of the survey questions. Additionally, please note questions 4, 5 and 6 have been clarified since the webinars.

In January 2022, we will be asking eligible providers to submit organizational policies and evidence of site compliance with the Settings Rule through a Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) portal, which will be used for all validation.

For more information, background and resources on the HCBS Settings Rule, you can check out the Division of Developmental Disabilities HCBS Settings Rule Updates webpage. Below are links to the HCBS Settings Rule webinars and attached to this email are the presentations from the webinars and a brief explanation of the prescreen questions.

December 14 - HCBS Settings Rule Implementation - What You Need to Know!-20211214 1713-1

December 15 - HCBS Settings Rule DDD Site Validation Processes-20211215 1701-1

If you have questions, please email

Allison V. Stark

Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities

Illinois Department of Human Services

600 East Ash-Building 400, Springfield, IL 62703

Tel: (217) 782-6803

The information contained herein should not be considered a substitute for the appropriate official statutes, rules, regulations, or the advice of legal counsel.

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