Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Addendum to the waiver policy regarding Environmental Modifications

Family Voices Indiana shares this info regarding an addendum to a DRRS waiver policy. If you do not have the waiver, and need a ramp for your home, please let us know and we can try to help locate resources. 317 944 8982


Effective March 1, 2012, an addendum to the home and community based waiver policy
regarding Environmental Modifications will remove the requirement that permanent ramps can
only be constructed of wood material.

Addendum to the Environmental Modifications Policy, Section VIII Modifications/items –
Covered, F. Ramp - limited to one per individual primary residence, and only when no other
accessible ramp exists:
1. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or ADA Accessibility
Guidelines (ADAAG), unless this is not in the best interest of the client.
2. Portable – considered for rental property only
3. Permanent
4. Vertical lift – may be considered in lieu of a ramp if there is photographic and written
documentation that shows it is not possible for a ramp to be used.

In addition to this change, the State would like to invite for public comment on the full
Environmental Modifications Policy. This policy will be posted for 30 days on the
Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitative Services’ Draft polices for Public Comment
webpage. Please respond with your comments to DDRSpolicies@fssa.IN.gov by March 30,
2012.

This policy will be revised to reflect this and other changes after the 30 day comment period
expires

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