DSHS is working to implement Consumer Directed Employers (CDEs) for Individual Providers (IPs) of in-home personal care and respite in Washington state. The CDEs are private companies who will handle the payroll, tracking training and background checks, and other employer responsibilities currently managed by DSHS. This change will happen in 2021. Clients will continue to select, schedule, supervise, and dismiss their IPs.
The CDE Project team is undertaking multiple activities to measure how ready IPs are for the switch to the CDEs. This survey is one way DSHS is using to gather information.
A state legislator has requested a formal legal opinion from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office asking whether anti-discrimination laws would prevent the state from creating laws to prohibit people with mental health disabilities from living in their communities after receiving inpatient treatment.
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
If you are passionate about public policy, and dedicated to improving the lives of persons with I/DD in Washington State, we welcome your application.