Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Guidance Document Change: Support Coordination/Case Management is the core service that Virginians with developmental disabilities and behavioral health disorders use to help navigate and make the best use of Virginia’s publicly funded system of services. Strengthening the Support Coordinator’s/Case Manager’s role is essential to assuring effective and accountable services within the Medicaid Developmental Disability Waivers. The purpose of this manual is to guide Support Coordinators in all aspects of their work. These adjustments include altering wording for clarity, reorganizing content for easier navigation, providing language updates that are in line with current support coordination practices, and condensing portions of chapters for clarity and conciseness. The draft can be viewed here:
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1/13/24  3:04 pm
Commenter: Christy Evanko

Comments regarding behavior analysts

We, the Public Policy Committee of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis, have the following comments on the DBHDS DD Support Coordination (Case Management) Handbook. 

On page 49, crisis prevention services staff should not revise the behavior plan as drafted. They should revise the CEPP, if indicated. Only the Behaviorist, who authored the behavior plan, should revise the plan.

On pages 97-98, consider inserting “Licensed Behavior Analyst and Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst” under “Who else can help?” for Constipation, Dehydration, UTI, Change in Mental Status, and Elopement/Wandering.

On page 109, consider adding our association as a resource under Community Resources –

We thank you for the opportunity to comment and welcome your continued partnership.

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