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Benchmarks for Evaluating Public Policy in Virginia

Cover Image: Benchmarks for Evaluating Public Policy in VirginiaIn the course of its planning and advocacy activities, the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities determined that a concise, far-reaching “blueprint” was needed by which it and others could measure not just the progress of the state’s disability services system toward full community integration, but also the overall progress toward achieving a Commonwealth with equal rights and opportunities for all Virginians.

To create this blueprint, a Board workgroup first developed a broad description of the elements for an ideal disability services system and deliberated the actions needed to achieve it. This initial description was then refined and broadened in scope to create a document, Benchmarks for Evaluating Public Policy in Virginia, applicable to public policy and actions impacting all individuals, with and without disabilities.

The Board asks all policymakers to take the time to review, consider, and adopt these Benchmarks and to consider the impact upon Virginians with disabilities when developing, writing, and implementing all state policies, regulations, laws, and funding priorities. To learn more about the Benchmarks or to duplicate and share them with others, please click on the following links:

VBPD Formal Public Comment/Policy Positions 2008-2014

Board policy recommendations are also found in its Assessment of the Disability Services System at http://vaboard.org/assessment.htm

Policy positions and public comment made prior to 2008 is archived at: http://vaboard.org/archives_index.asp

Community Integration

03-27-2014: DBHDS Draft Implementation Plan for Increasing Community Options that Support Youth and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with High Medical Needs in Integrated Settings

11-05-2013: CMS Final Rule on Standards for Home and Community-Based Services

11-04-2013: DBHDS Home- and Community-Based Waiver Redesign

02-28-2012: DBHDS Policy 1016 (SYS) 86-23, Comprehensive, Community-Based System of Services Goal;
DBHDS Policy 1034 (SYS) 05-1, Partnership Agreement; and
DBHDS Policy 1036 (SYS) 05-3, Vision Statement

08-10-2011: DBHDS Plan to Transition Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities from State Training Centers to Community-based Settings

06-13-2011: CMS Proposed Federal Home and Community-Based Waiver Regulations

Developmental Services

03-21-2013: DBHDS Policy 1029 (SYS) 90-2, Definition of Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance and At-Risk of Serious Emotional Disturbance;
DBHDS Policy 1035 (SYS) 05-2, Single Point of Entry and Case Management Services; and
DBHDS Policy 1037 (SYS) 05-4, Individual Consumer Information and the Community Consumer Submission

10-14-2010: DBHDS Choice Protocol for Day Support and Intellectual Disability Waiver

09-09-2010: DBHDS Policy 3002 (CO) 86-16, System-wide Staff Training

01-08-2010: DBHDS Policy 4023 (CSB) 86-24, Residential Services

11-19-2009: DBHDS 2010-2016 Comprehensive State Plan

11-18-2009: DBHDS Policy 1007(SYS) 86-2, Services for Children and Adolescents and Their Families

08-07-2009: DBHDS Proposed Regulations for Voluntary Admissions to State Training Centers

Education

05-22-2013: BOE Proposed Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities in the Commonwealth, Virginia Coalition of Students with Disabilities

05-22-2013: BOE Proposed Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities in the Commonwealth

12-24-2012: BOE Targets for Annual Measurable Objectives for Low Performing Schools

09-21-2012: VDOE ESEA Flexibility Waiver Application

09-21-2012: VDOE ESEA Flexibility Waiver Application, Virginia Coalition for Students with Disabilities

02-16-2012: VDOE ESEA Flexibility Waiver Application Submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Virginia Coalition for Students with Disabilities

05-11-2009: Final Special Education Regulations, Virginia Coalition of Students with Disabilities

11-06-2008: BOE Approved Special Education Regulations, Virginia Coalition of Students with Disabilities

Emergency Preparedness

05-07-2014: DBHDS Emergency Preparedness Policy

Employment

02-27-2012: DBHDS Draft Policy 1044 (SYS) 12-1, Employment First

Foster Care

10-31-2012: DSS Foster Care Permanency Regulation

Healthcare/Medicaid

11-12-2013: VBPD Comment on Dental Policy Option

08-05-2013: 3-way Contract on Medicaid-Medicare Coordination

05-11-2012: DMAS Draft Proposal to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals

12-26-2008: Governor's Health Reform Commission Report and Adult Dental Coverage Under Medicaid

Housing

09-24-2012: VHDA Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP)

08-14-2012: DHCD Housing Trust Fund

Licensing

03-14-2010: DBHDS Proposed Rules and Regulations for the Licensing of Providers

Disability Commission

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