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PURPOSE: The purpose of this communication is to announce that the proposed amendment to the AAW is available for public review and comment. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on March 12, 2022 and ends on April 11, 2022.
DISCUSSION: The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the opportunity for public comment on proposed changes to the AAW. As part of this process, ODP is seeking your valuable feedback and comments on the proposed waiver amendment. Information regarding the proposed waiver amendment changes, including how to provide comments, can be found in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, Volume 52, Number 11 published on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at: https://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol52/52-11/392.html
ODP proposes the following substantive amendment to the AAW effective July 1, 2022:
The waiver amendment and the record of change document are available at: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Disabilities-Aging/Pages/July-2022-Waiver-Amendment.aspx.
Please note the following:
COMMENTS: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed waiver amendments as outlined below. Comments received by 11:59 p.m. on April 11, 2022, will be reviewed and considered for revisions to the waiver amendment submitted to CMS.
Comments should be addressed to Laura Cipriani, Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, 625 Forster Street, Room 510, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Comments may also be submitted to ODP at RAfirstname.lastname@example.org using subject header “AAW Amendment Comments.”
The Department will also hold a webinar to receive comments on the proposed Waiver amendment. The date, time, and link for registration to attend this webinar are as follows:
Anyone who is interested in participating in the webinar may do so by phone but will need a computer to provide comments during the webinar. To assist the Department in accurately capturing comments provided during the webinar, individuals are asked to submit a written copy of their comments by email or mail to the address provided above.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or by using one of the toll-free numbers:
Copies of this notice and documents containing the changes proposed in the waiver amendment may be obtained by contacting the Office of Developmental Programs, Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, at the following address or email: P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105, RAemail@example.com.
CONTACT: Questions about this communication should be directed to RAfirstname.lastname@example.org.