Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Guidance Document Change: This guidance relates to the action to update 12VAC35-230 in accordance with Item 313.NN. of the 2022 Appropriation Act (Chapter 2, 2022 Special Session 1 Acts of Assembly). See regulatory action 5999 at this link: The guidance provides additional clarity regarding how the annual Individual and Family Support Program is administered.
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3/23/24  2:31 pm
Commenter: Lana Ambler

Aging Parents and the Waiver Waiting List.

Why was age of the parents removed from the criteria for the waiting lists?  My husband and I are 80 years old.  I would like, as the ARC in Virginia says, "a life like yours." Our child has been on the waiting list for years.  Our child was priority one, but was moved to priority two.  Virginia is an overly frugal state when it comes to helping people with disabilities.  The legislature has never cared to spend any surplus on the disability community.  The state each year seems to have generous rainy day funds that sit unused, some of which could be used for the waiver waiting list.  Also, the state portions of the salaries that medicaid pays to workers in the agencies are woefully inadequate and should be raised.  

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