October 20, 2014
Toby Douglas, Director
Department of Health Care Services
Re: Comments on California HCBS Statewide Transition Plan
Dear Director Douglas:
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on California’s draft statewide transition plan for complying with the new Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) regulations.
Below, please find our joint comments on the draft plan. We hope to meet with your staff to discuss the draft and our suggestions for the transition plan. Please contact Eric Carlson ((213) 674-2813; ECarlson@nsclc.org) with questions and to set up a time to discuss.
The Arc of California
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Disability Rights California
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
National Health Law Program
National Senior Citizens Law Center
DRC continues to seek and collect information from HCBS consumers on their settings in which they live, work, and receive services.