03.14.16 DDD Releases Final Version of Supports Program Policies & Procedures Manual
Thanks to all of our stakeholders’ extensive feedback on the previous version, the Division is pleased to release this final version (3.0) of the Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual. This manual is effective immediately for anyone enrolled in the Supports Program and replaces the Standards for Supported Employment Services and Standards for Adult Day Programs manuals from 2007 and the Self-Directed Services (SDS) Policies & Procedures manual from 2014.
A provider can begin to apply these standards for anyone who is not on the Community Care Waiver (CCW) at this time. Please note that the policies and procedures outlined in Section 8.3.2, Hiring a Self-Directed Employee (SDE, “Self-Hires”), will remain in draft as the Division awaits a final award of the Department of Human Services Fiscal Intermediary (FI) contract and to allow time to work with stakeholders and the FI prior to full implementation.
While this version of the manual is considered final, the Division will review/revise the policies as needed. Comments, feedback, questions, or requests for revisions from our stakeholders are always welcome and considered and should be directed to the Supports Program Help Desk at DDD.SuppProgHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us.