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Temporary Direct Support Rule Waiver (Age and Education Requirements)

Due to the statewide workforce crisis, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is offering both agency and licensed residential facilities providers (licensed waiver and Intermediate Care Facilities two options to assist with recruiting qualified employees to provide direct support. These options include the temporary waiver of the requirement in agency and licensed facility (including ICF) administrative rules for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to have a high school diploma or GED and the temporary approval of direct support assistants.