Policy

Benchmarks for Evaluating Public Policy in Virginia

Cover Image: Benchmarks for Evaluating Public Policy in VirginiaIn the course of its planning and advocacy activities, the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities determined that a concise, far-reaching “blueprint” was needed by which it and others could measure not just the progress of the state’s disability services system toward full community integration, but also the overall progress toward achieving a Commonwealth with equal rights and opportunities for all Virginians.

To create this blueprint, a Board workgroup first developed a broad description of the elements for an ideal disability services system and deliberated the actions needed to achieve it. This initial description was then refined and broadened in scope to create a document, Benchmarks for Evaluating Public Policy in Virginia, applicable to public policy and actions impacting all individuals, with and without disabilities.

The Board asks all policymakers to take the time to review, consider, and adopt these Benchmarks and to consider the impact upon Virginians with disabilities when developing, writing, and implementing all state policies, regulations, laws, and funding priorities. To learn more about the Benchmarks or to duplicate and share them with others, please click on the following links:

DD Network Response to Partnerships for Innovation, Inclusion and Independence (PIII) Proposal

08-07-2017: Public Comment on proposed Partnerships for Innovation, Inclusion and Independence Program

Communications

12-11-2017: VBPD Statement on Net Neutrality Regulations

Community Integration

03-16-2018: VBPD Comment on BI and FIS Waiver Renewal Apps

03-13-2017: DBHDS Policy 4038 (CSB) 94-1 Department and CSB Roles in Providing Services to Children Under the Children’s Services Act

04-04-2016: Revised Virginia Statewide Transition Plan for Compliance with CMS Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulation's Settings Requirements.

02-29-2016: DMAS/DBHDS Amendments to the Intellectual Disability (ID), Individual and Family Developmental Disability (DD) Supports, and Day Support (DS) 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers:

01-15-2016: DBHDS Policy 1021 (SYS) 07-0 Core Services

09-30-2015: State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities POLICY 1036 (SYS) 05-3 Field Review Comment: Vision/Policy Statement

05-12-2015: DBHDS Transformation Team Recommendations

02-17-2015: Proposed Virginia Statewide Transition Plan for Compliance with CMS Final Regulations on Home and Community-based (HCB) Settings

09-23-2014: Nursing Facility and Large ICF/IID Overarching Plan Draft (August 2014)

03-27-2014: DBHDS Draft Implementation Plan for Increasing Community Options that Support Youth and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with High Medical Needs in Integrated Settings

11-05-2013: CMS Final Rule on Standards for Home and Community-Based Services

11-04-2013: DBHDS Home- and Community-Based Waiver Redesign

Developmental Services

02-08-2017: VBPD Comment on Regulations for Children's Residential Facilities

10-31-2017: Request for Stakeholder Comments on Initial Draft Revisions to DBHDS Regulations Following Periodic Review

09-15-2016: DBHDS Policy 1007 (SYS) 86-2, Behavioral Health and Developmental Services for Children and Adolescents and their Families

09-15-2016: DBHDS Policy 4037 (CSB) 9102, Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families

02-19-2016: DBHDS Transformation Team Recommendations

01-15-2015: Proposed Emergency Regulation: 12VAC35-225, Requirements for Virginia’s Part C Early Intervention System

08-19-2014: DBHDS Integrated Day Plan

08-19-2014: DBHDS DD Health Support Network Plan

Education

10-11-2018: Joint VBPD-PEATC Comment to the Office of Children's Services on Proposed Private Day School Outcome Measures

07-06-2018: Increasing School Safety by Investing in Student Supports, Legal Aid Justice Center Coalition Letter

01-05-2018: VBPD Comments on Standards of Accreditation

10-17-2016: BOE Proposed Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia, Coalition for Improving School Safety

03-23-2016: BOE Proposed Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia, Coalition for Improving School Safety

09-25-15: Study on the Use of Federal, State, and Local Funds for Private Educational Placements of Students with Disabilities to Commission on Youth

01-20-15: Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools to Commission on Youth, Virginia Coalition for Students with Disabilities

10-13-2014: Study on the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools to Commission on Youth, Coalition for Improving School Safety

08-13-2014: Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Virginia Public Schools, Coalition for Improvement of School Safety

Emergency Preparedness

05-07-2014: DBHDS Emergency Preparedness Policy

Employment

09-14-2018: VBPD Comment on DARS EESLTESS Workgroup Recommendations

03-16-2018: VBPD Comment on Virginia's Combined State Plan Modifications

03-14-2016:Commonwealth Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Combined State Plan to the Virginia Board of Workforce Development

09-30-15: Review of Employment Support Service Programs to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Foster Care

10-31-2012: DSS Foster Care Permanency Regulation

Healthcare/Medicaid

09-20-2018: VBPD Comments to DMAS on CCC Plus Contract

09-10-2018: Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits, Virginia Oral Health Coalition and Partners

06-08-2018: Addressing the Needs of Individuals in Virginia with ASD and Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Conditions

10-31-2017: Comment on Draft 2018 CCC Plus Contract

05-05-2017: VBPD Statement on AHCA Passage in the US House of Representatives

01-05-2016: Virginia's Section 1115 Waiver Application to Department of Medical Assistance Services

10-16-2015: Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP)

09-21-2015: Employer of Record (EOR) draft Medicaid Memorandum to Department of Medical Assistance Services

09-21-2015: Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) to Department of Medical Assistance Services

Housing

04-26-2017: DARS Proposed Amendments to Regulations on Auxiliary Grants-Third Party Payments

Licensing

03-07-2018: VBPD Comment on Draft Amendments re Settlement Agreement Compliance

12-12-2017: VBPD Comment on Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by DBHDS

10-30-2015: DSS Proposed Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities

Disability Commission

NACDD Legislative Action Center