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 After COVID-19 service providers will find they are operating in a 'New Normal', not only one populated with social distancing and face masks,

but one in which regulations, funding mechanism and other elements of the service environment will be different. 

Below is a listing of guidance and announcements that will provide service providers with information about these changes

and their impact on agencies and the individuals they serve.


9.21.2020 Performing Nursing Services & Duties Remotely in OPWDD Certified Programs & Settings

9.18.2020 - Interim Billing Guidance Regarding ICF Day Services, eff. 7/1/2020 - 10/4/2020

9.18.2020 - Revised Interim Guidance Regarding Care Planning Activities

9/17/2020 Post Day Service Retainer Program Flexibilities Webinar FAQs

9/15/2020 - COVID-19 Interim Guidance Regarding Non-Emergency Site Visits of Certified Facilities

9/3/2020 - OPWDD Interim COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Supported Employment

9/3/2020 - OPWDD Interim COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Respite

9/3/2020 OPWDD Interim COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Pathway to Employment

9/3/2020 - OPWDD Revised COVID-19 Guidance for Prevocational Services

9/2/2020 - OPWDD Revised COVID-19 Guidance for Community Habilitation

9/3/2020 - OPWDD Revised COVID-19 Guidance for Day Habilitation


8.17.2020 OPWDD Update: Community Outings for Individuals in Residential Programs

OPWDD Changes Telephonic Interpretation Vendor - Provider Action Required

PCR Documentation Request

 Document Request for Person Centered Reviews

Answers to Questions Posed to OPWDD on Retainer Days and Other Issues

NYDA's Emergency Dept. Discharge Protocol for People with I/DD Living in Residential Programs

7.1.2020 Final COVID-19 IRMA Guidance 

MRT II Proposes Amending PCS and CDPAP Services

Visitations in Residences to Begin Again

Draft HCBS Waiver Amendment Overview Webinar

Draft SIP-PL Qualification Document

Public Feedback Period on Draft SIP-PL extended to June 25

5.29.2020 Summary of Provider Association Call with OPWDD on NYS Registry Public Notice

1915(c) Waiver Amendment Public Comment Period Announcement, June 1 - July 1, 2020

Application for a 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver

IRA-ICF NonBillable Days Survey - Due June 12

5.27.2020 Occupancy Adjustment Language