This manual is the primary source for consumer directed community supports (CDCS) policy, and is a reference for lead agencies, fiscal support entities, support planners and people who use CDCS.
CDCS is a service option available to people on the home and community-based services (HCBS) waivers and Alternative Care (AC) program. CDCS gives a person flexibility in service planning and responsibility for self-directing his or her services, including hiring and managing support workers. CDCS may include traditional services and goods, and self-designed services.
DHS is in the process of reviewing and reorganizing all CDCS policy pages. This includes transferring information previously found in the CDCS Lead Agency Operations Manual, DHS-4270 (PDF) to this CDCS Policy Manual. This manual is a subset of the Community-Based Services Manual (CBSM) and is accessible through the CBSM.
Eventually, all CDCS policy information will live in this manual. DHS-4270 will remain live until this process is complete.
DHS will announce additions to this manual: