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Non-Residential Programs

How home and community-based settings look in South Carolina will be guided by the requirements outlined in the HCBS Rule.  Every home and community-based setting must meet the five overall requirments outlined in the HCBS Rule and listed below.  SCDHHS will be working with providers as we move forward with the South Carolina HCBS Statewide Transition Plan to ensure settings meet these requirements.  Providers need to be compliant with the new HCBS requirements by the end of 2018 to ensure the state's compliance by March 17, 2019.

Non-Residential Programs (day services, employment services, career preparation, community supports, or support services) should help individuals:

  • Be integrated in and support full access to the greater community
  • Have opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings
  • Be engaged in community life
  • Control personal resources
  • Receive services in the community
  • Select a setting to receive services from among setting options; including non-disability specific settings
  • Be ensured of their right of privacy
  • Be ensured of their right of dignity
  • Be ensured of their right of respect
  • Be ensured of their right of freedom from coercion
  • Be ensured of their right of freedom from restraint
  • Optimize their individual initiative
  • Optimize their autonomy
  • Optimize their independence in life choices, including but not limited to: Choice in daily activities; Choice in physical environment; Choice with whom to interact
  • Have individual choice regarding services and supports
  • Have individual choice regarding service provider

Non-residential program providers completed the C4 Self-Assessment. Ideal answers and global responses can be found here.

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