ODP 19-107: Now Available Version 3 of the Community Participation Support Question and Answer Document

Q1. Will the provision of “no provider owned, leased, or operated facilities” be removed from the definition of a community setting? No, the definition of community locations remains, “Locations must be non-disability specific and meet all federal standards for home and community-based settings. When provided in community locations, this service cannot take place in licensed facilities, or any type of facility owned, leased or operated by a provider of other ODP services. Services are provided in a variety of integrated community locations that offer opportunities for the participant to achieve his or her personally identified goals for developing employment skills, community inclusion, involvement, exploration, and for developing and sustaining a network of positive natural supports. A maximum of 3 participants can be served simultaneously by any one provider at a community location at any one time.”