The purpose of HCBS services are to provide community supports and services so that individuals with disabilities can reside independently in their communities.
Ensuring that Iowans with disabilities live in their community of choice and receive necessary Home and Community Based Medicaid services and supports is one of DRI’s FY2023-2025 Areas of Focus.
Community Inclusion means Iowans with disabilities make independent decisions regarding where to live, how to receive their services, and are fully included in their community. Selecting where to live and where to receive necessary HCBS services and supports is one of the most impactful decisions Iowans with disabilities make regarding their independence. DRI will educate policymakers on the impact of proposed legislation and/or impact of current trends/issues that impact the ability of Iowans with disabilities to live in the community of their choice with necessary HCBS services and supports.
Disability Rights Iowa’s HCBS policy focus:
- Educate policymakers on the impact of the HCBS Final Settings Rule.
- Educate policymakers on the importance of incorporating elements of Final Settings Rule into Iowa Administrative Code.
- Educate policymakers on the impact of involuntary discharge of Iowans with disabilities from HCBS services, supports, settings.
- Educate policymakers on the impact of education of proposed legislation or policy that may impact HCBS services.
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