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The Mechanical Ventilator Dependent (Vent) waiver serves the frail elderly and persons with physical disabilities who require mechanical ventilation and meet the nursing facility level of care criteria. The Vent waiver provides participant directed options for supervision of services. This waiver offers a continuum of service options capable of meeting the needs of all waiver participants, both those who choose agency directed services and those who choose self-directed services.

Current information regarding the Vent waiver can be found below.

Information published prior to January 2022 regarding the Vent waiver is located on the Waiver Archive page. For information regarding all Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs, visit the Waiver Management page.

Mechanical Ventilator Dependent Waiver (SC.0186)

February 6, 2023 – MVD 2023 Amendment Final Draft

February 25, 2022 – Mechanical Ventilator Dependent (Vent) Waiver Amendment