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South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services - South Carolina Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan – PUBLIC NOTICE

Tue, 02/02/2021

Heightened Scrutiny Category 2 settings: Submission to CMS; South Carolina Home and 

Community-Based Services Statewide Transition Plan updates 

The South Carolina Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan is  going through a public comment period. During the public comment period, which will occur  from Feb. 10 - March 12, 2021, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services  (SCDHHS) is soliciting feedback for the following: 

  • SCDHHS is submitting a list of settings in the South Carolina Department of Disabilities  and  Special  Needs  (SCDDSN)  network  to  CMS  for  heightened  scrutiny  review  under  Category 2, defined as buildings on the grounds of, or immediately adjacent to, a public  institution; and, 
  • The  final  approved  South  Carolina  HCBS  Statewide  Transition  Plan,  which  has  been  revised to reflect date changes, updated heightened scrutiny settings numbers, and other  technical change revisions. 

The comment period is Feb. 10 – March 12, 2021. 

A webinar will be held Feb. 17, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. to review the above information. Register for the webinar here: 
https://scdhhs.webex.com/scdhhs/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1a6920cd9f0f17470e354f687736d35c 

Comments on the heightened scrutiny submission or the Statewide Transition Plan may be

submitted during the webinar or in writing to: 

     Office of Compliance
     ATTN: Kelly Eifert, Ph.D. 
     South Carolina Department Health and Human Services
     P.O. Box 8206
     Columbia, South Carolina 29202-8206

Comments  may  also  be  submitted online:  https://msp.scdhhs.gov/hcbs/webform/comments-questions

All comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 12, 2021. 

For the full public notice, the revised South Carolina HCBS Statewide Transition Plan and more  information, please go to: https://msp.scdhhs.gov/hcbs/site-page/hcbs-statewide-transition-plan