OMR (ICFs/MR) and Employment Policy


“DPW supports the right of individuals in State and Non-State ICFs/MR to choose to be employed and to receive habilitation services through the ICF/MR program as needed to promote employment outcomes. Employment is defined in this bulletin as a part or full-time job in the general community, including self-employment, that compensates the individual at the prevailing wage or salary, which is at least minimum wage. While not defined as employment, individuals in ICFs/MR may participate in vocational and job training services that prepare them for employment in the community.” 
“DPW permits ICFs/MR to provide habilitation services to reach an employment outcome as part of active treatment in accordance with the individual’s plan of care. While not everyone in an ICF/MR may choose or be able to work in the community at this time, ICFs/MR are encouraged and authorized to support employment outcomes through habilitation as part of active treatment services, commensurate with each individual’s goals, abilities and needs.”
State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • Self-Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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