Administration for Community Living Releases Guidance on Person-Centered Planning and Self-Direction

Last week, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) released guidance which outlined standards for person-centered planning and self-direction. ACL has indicated that these principles will be embedded into all of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-funded home and community based services (HCBS) as well as within other non-HHS-funded HCBS and long term services and support programs. All HHS entities that provide HCBS funding are expected to incorporate the principles into their regulations, guidance, and/or the technical assistance provided to states.  Additional information is available in a recent ACL Blog post from Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator of ACL and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy, HHS.