DDS-Administered Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

The primary goal of the Department of Developmental Services' (DDS)-administered Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Program is to ensure consumer choice of waiver services and consumer satisfaction, and to provide safeguards necessary to ensure the health and safety of each consumer in the program. The DDS administered HCBS waiver program includes an array of services designed to support those with developmental disabilities in either a home or community-based setting as an alternative to care in a care facility for the developmentally disabled.

The DDS-administered HCBS waiver program is available to developmentally disabled persons regardless of their age. A developmental disability is defined as a disability that originates before an individual attains the age of 18, continues, or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for that individual. This term includes intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism. This term also includes, disabling conditions found to be closely related to intellectual disability, but shall not include other handicapping conditions that are solely physical in nature.

The services provided under the HCBS waiver program for persons with developmental disabilities are not covered under Health Net's Medi-Cal contracts. Health Net's goal is to implement and maintain systems to identify members with developmental disabilities that may meet the requirements for participation in the DDS-administered HCBS waiver program and refer these members to the waiver program.