Public Notice and Request for Comment

Pursuant to the provision of title 42 Sections 441.301 and 441.304 of the Code of Federal Regulations, public notices are required for any of the following: new 1915(c) waiver, new 1915(i) state plan amendment, renewal of a 1915(c) waiver, and any amendment to a 1915(c) waiver that includes one or more substantive changes.

Public Notice:  Level One Waiver Renewal

Post Date 01/11/2021
End Date 02/10/2021
Purpose The Level One renewal reflects clarifications and oversight revisions by the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). The majority of these renewal changes are focused on strengthening ODM’s health and welfare oversight over all 1915(c) Home and Community-Based (HCBS) waiver programs. The Level One waiver remains a significantly positive program in Ohio for those individuals with a developmental disability, especially those whose support needs are primarily met by family or informal support systems.
Initiative/Amendment Level One Waiver Renewal  
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As part of the waiver renewal process, the public can comment on the proposed renewal. The public comment period is January 11-February 10, 2021. Comments must be received by midnight on February 10, 2021 and can be submitted by:

  • E-mail:

  • U.S. mail: On the envelope, please address the letter to the waiver you're commenting about, i.e., "Level One Waiver Renewal," and mail to:

    Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
    30 E. Broad Steet, 13th Floor
    Columbus OH 43215

  • Phone: Call toll-free to leave a voicemail message at: 1 (800) 364-3153 or (614) 466-5990

  • Courier or in-person submission:

    Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
    30 E. Broad Street, 13th Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215