OPWDD Memorandum Re: Due Process and Inappropriate Discharge from Residential Services

On September 9, 2020, the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) issues a Memorandum Re: Due Process and Inappropriate Discharge from Residential Services. People receiving services certified or operated by OPWDD, including people residing in certified residential facilities, must be afforded the due process required by OPWDD regulations at 14 NYCRR 633.12: Objection to Services Process, as well as OPWDD’s Community Placement Procedures. These rights apply whenever a provider proposes to modify the provision of services, to discharge a person from their residential or nonresidential facility, program or service, to reduce, suspend or terminate an HCBS waiver service, and/or to initiate changes to an individualized service plan including Life Plans.

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