Programs for People with DisabilitiesThe Office of Licensing licenses homes for disabled persons and day treatment sites where disabled persons work. Of main concern is the safe, clean and efficient environment needed for both living and working.
Residential Treatment and Day Treatment are two of the many services provided to persons with disabilities. The Office of Licensing is charged with licensing group homes and places of employment where persons with disabilities receive treatment through extensive personal choice planning.
Safety and health are reviewed by the Office of Licensing, to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to fully participate in society.
Group homes must meet local zoning , fire, and Health Department requirements and Office of Licensing rules. The programs are licensed on an annual basis with periodic visits from a Licensing Specialist to monitor and provide technical assistance.
A large percent of these licensed programs contract with the Division of Services for People with Disabilities. Further quality assurance is provided by that Division. Medicaid rules must also be followed when there is a contract with the Division of Services for People with Disabilities for Medicaid reimbursement.
Anyone considering licensure for Day or Residential Treatment should apply for licensure prior to obtaining a physical facility, or providing any services.