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January 20, 2016Alerts

Public Comment Period for Proposed Amendments to Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers

Friends –

The Department of Human Services (Department) is making available for public review and comment the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) proposed amendments to the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers that are anticipated to be effective May 1, 2016. The public comment period for these waiver amendments ends on February 9, 2016

More information regarding ODP’s proposed Consolidated and P/FDS amendments effective May 1, 2016, including how to provide comments, can be found in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, Volume 46, Number 1 published on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at:

Please Note: The public notice was issued earlier than anticipated.  For this reason, ODP will accept comments on these documents from January 9, 2016 through February 9, 2016.  Please disregard the language in the notice that says comments must be received within 30 days of the publication of the notice.  Further, ODP has been experiencing technical issues in posting all of the waiver documents on the DHS website.  This has resulted in the publication of an incorrect link in the notice.  The following waiver amendment documents are being made available for public comment at

  • Waiver Amendment Comparison Chart – This document provides a side-by-side comparison of the current approved waiver language and the verbatim changes proposed in the Consolidated and P/FDS waiver amendments.
  • Complete Consolidated Waiver – This document contains the entire text of the Consolidated Waiver with proposed amendment language incorporated.
  • Complete P/FDS Waiver – This document contains the entire text of the P/FDS Waiver with proposed amendment language incorporated.

The ODP will hold two teleconferences to receive comments on the proposed Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver Amendments effective May 1, 2016.  Dates, times and links for registration to attend these webinars are as follows:

January 21, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Register at the following link:

January 27, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Register at the following link:

Please be advised that registration for each teleconference is open until the presentation begins.

To assist the Department in accurately capturing verbal comments, respondents are asked to submit a written copy of their comments by emailing them to or mailing them to Julie Mochon, Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, 625 Forster Street, Room 501, Harrisburg, PA  17120.  Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).  Comments received by February 9, 2016 will be reviewed and considered for revisions to the proposed waiver amendments.

Thank You,

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
Offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia