Provider Certification Changes

Changes to the Provider Certification Rule 5123:2-2-01 (PDF) are projected to go into effect October 1, 2015. The Provider Certification Rule establishes procedures and standards for certification issued by DODD to providers of Supported Living services, including Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) provided to individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers administered by DODD. The new rule implements recommendations made by a panel convened to examine the health and safety system for individuals who receive services. 

New Requirements

There are many changes to the rule that affect independent providers and agency providers. Read a summary of the most significant changes. Also, it is important that you read and understand the entire rule and what's changing so you can continue to meet all of the requirements to maintain your certification.

Timeline for Implementation

The timeline for implementation is based on when you obtain your certification.

  • If you already hold a valid certification on October 1, 2015, you should follow this timeline for implementation of new requirements.
  • If you submit an application to the Department for initial certification on or after October 1, 2015, you will be required to meet all requirements set forth in the new rule at the time of your application.

    If you have questions about the new rule, please contact the Department's Support Center at 800-617-6733.