State-Funded Waiver Allocation Process Set

A plan to allocate the 3,000 new state-funded waivers has been set, and distribution of those waivers soon will begin. The FY2016-17 Executive Budget funds approximately 3,000 state-funded waivers to bring down the waiting list, and to give individuals considering or living in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) the option to live in the community […]

Administration Update: Executive Budget Process Concludes

June 30, Governor Kasich signed the FY2016-2017 Executive Budget, bringing to close the budget process. This budget makes a historic investment in Ohioans with developmental disabilities, investing $286 million over the next two years to increase opportunities for individuals to live and work the community. Many of the initiatives that have been covered over the […]

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Historic Investment in Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities June 30, Governor John R. Kasich signed the FY2016-17 Executive Budget, investing $286 million in Ohioans with developmental disabilities. The largest one-time investment in the system will increase opportunities for individuals to live and work the community. It adds 3,000 new waivers, and allows for a much-deserved wage […]

Administration Update: Executive Budget, Conflict of Interest Provision

Executive Budget Process June 16, the Senate Finance Committee released the Omnibus Amendment to the 2016-2017 Executive Budget. Several changes were made to provisions affecting D ODD. Those changes include: Rate Increase for Direct Care Staff: The language that would phase in the 6 percent rate increase for Homemaker Personal Care (HPC) was removed. New […]

Senate Finance Committee Releases Omnibus Amendment to Executive Budget

June 16, the Senate Finance Committee released the Omnibus Amendment to the 2016-2017 Executive Budget. Several changes were made to provisions affecting DODD. Those changes include: Rate Increase for Direct Care Staff The language that would phase in the 6 percent rate increase for Homemaker Personal Care (HPC) was removed. New language authorizes the Director […]

Senate Changes to Executive Budget

On June 9, the Ohio Senate introduced the substitute version of House Bill 64 (FY2016-17 Executive Budget). After reviewing the proposed budget and listening to many hours of testimony from individuals, families, and providers, the Senate Finance Committee made several changes to the Executive Budget. Updates on DODD’s portion include: Direct Care Staff Rate Increase: […]