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Virginia Departments of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)
Notice of Public Comment Period
The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) will welcome public comment regarding the submission to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended applications for the following 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers: Community Living (CL) Waiver; Family and Individual Supports (FIS) Waiver; and Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+) Waiver.
This notice serves to inform interested parties that a 30-day public comment period will open on June 27, 2023 and closes at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on July 27, 2023. The 1915(c) HCBS Waiver amendment applications can be located at:
The state is requesting amendments to the CL, FIS, and CCC+ Waivers to revise the following:
Updating language for the permanent allowance of spouses and parents of minors, otherwise known as legally responsible individuals, to be compensated to provide the personal care/personal assistance service when extraordinary care is being provided and no one else is available to provide the care.
Instructions for Public Comment Submissions:
Electronic Submission: Comments should be submitted via the Virginia Town Hall public comment forum.
Or, submit via US Postal Mail to:
Department of Medical Assistance Services
ATTN: Andrew Greer/Senior Policy Analyst – Office of Community Living
600 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219