Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule: South Carolina Statewide Transition Plan

PUBLIC NOTICE: 
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice that the draft Statewide Transition Plan, required per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule (42 CFR Part 441.301(c)(6)), is available for public review and comment. The South Carolina Statewide Transition Plan will be submitted on or before Jan. 28, 2015. It will be effective upon CMS approval.

The following is a summary of the actions identified in the Statewide Transition Plan:

Assessment of system-wide regulations, policies, procedures, licensing standards, and other regulations

  • A list of regulations, policies, procedures, licensing standards and other regulations that directly impact home and community-based settings will be compiled.
  • They will be read and reviewed to determine that the laws, regulations, etc. are not a barrier to the settings standards outlined in the HCBS Rule
  • Changes will be pursued as appropriate for any regulations, policies, etc. that do not meet the HCBS settings requirements outlined in the CFR.

Assessment of settings

  • Identification of all Home and Community-Based settings.
  • Identification of any HCB settings that might be subject to the heightened scrutiny process.
  • Distribution of self-assessment tool to providers for completion.
  • SCDHHS will review individual self-assessments and provides individualized responses to providers on each setting.
  • SCDHHS will conduct site visits of HCB settings after self-assessment completed.
  • Providers will develop action plans to be approved by SCDHHS to bring settings into compliance with the HCBS rule.

Communication and Outreach

  • Provide several methods of communication with the public regarding general information about the HCBS Rule and Statewide Transition Plan;
  • Provide public notice and comment on the Statewide Transition Plan (details below).

SCDHHS will conduct four regional public meetings and one live online webinar to discuss the Statewide Transition Plan for public input. These meetings will also include information on two Community Long Term Care (CLTC) waiver amendments. For information on the CLTC waiver amendments, please go to www.scdhhs.gov. See schedule below for the public meetings:

For individuals who may need a language accommodation, please use the pre-registration links available at https://msp.scdhhs.gov/hcbs/Events

FIRST PUBLIC MEETING

Time:
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Date:
November 13, 2014

Location: 
The Cottage at Francis Marion University, Hendrick Room
4822 E. Palmetto Street
Florence, SC

SECOND PUBLIC MEETING

Time: 
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Date:
November 18, 2014

Location: 
Kroc Center
424 Westfield Street
Greenville, SC 29601

THIRD PUBLIC MEETING

Time: 
2:30 - 4:00 PM

Date: 
November 19, 2014

Location: 
Online Webinar
Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/941405902

FOURTH PUBLIC MEETING

Time: 
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Date: 
December 2, 2014

Location: 
The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development of Trident
Technical College, Salons A-C
7000 Rivers Ave, Building 920
North Charleston, SC 29406

FIFTH PUBLIC MEETING

Time: 
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Date: 
December 4, 2014

Location: 
Babcock Center
2725 Banny Jones Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29170
 

A copy of this notice is available at SCDHHS offices, online at www.scdhhs.gov or www.scdhhs.gov/hcbs for public review. Additional information concerning the Statewide Transition Plan is available upon request at the address cited below.

Written comments on the Statewide Transition Plan may be sent to:
Long Term Care and Behavioral Health
ATTN: Kelly Eifert, Ph.D.
South Carolina Department Health and Human Services
P. O. Box 8206
Columbia, South Carolina 29202-8206
Comments may also be submitted to https://msp.scdhhs.gov/hcbs/webform/comments-questions . All comments must be received by Dec. 12, 2014.

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