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DDSN Directives, Standards, and Manuals

DDSN Directives, Standards, and Manuals

DDSN establishes policies and procedures for operating the DDSN service delivery system to coordinate the efforts of all participants, principally consumers, providers and DDSN.  DDSN establishes policies and procedures through Directives, Standards, and Manuals. 


Directives have a policy emphasis and cover a broad range of topics organized numerically into the following categories:     

  •  Directives:
    • 100-General Administrative, Community Education, Legal
    • 200-Fiscal, Internal Audit, Community Contracts
    • 300-Engineering, Services and Supplies, IT
    • 400-Human Resource Management
    • 500-SCDDSN Services, STS, Advocacy, Staff Development
    • 600-Regional Services and Programs
    • 700-Community Services and Programs

A list of Directive titles in numerical order:  Listing of DDSN Directives by Reference Number

Full text Directives in alphabetical order: Current DDSN Directives


  •  Standards:

Standards generally set forth “how” a DDSN service is to be performed.  Full text standards in alphabetical order:  Current DDSN Standards


  •  Manuals:

Manuals generally establish procedures to supplement policy set forth in Directives or Standards.  Full text DDSN manuals are:

CIRS Manual (PDF)

Community Supports (CS) Waiver Manual

Consumer Personal Funds/Property Training (YouTube)

Day Services Manual

Early Intervention Manual

Finance Manual (PDF)

Finance Manual Forms (PDF)

Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Waiver Manual

Health Care Guidelines

Human Rights Committee Training Resource Manual (PDF)

Intellectual Disability and Related Disabilities (ID/RD) Waiver Manual

State Funded Community Supports Manual (PDF)

State Funded Follow Along (PDF)


  •  Public Comment on Directives & Standards:

List of full text Directives or Standards under review for public comment located at:    

DDSN Directives under Review for Comment

DDSN Standards under Review for Comment

If you have a recommendation for the DDSN Commission Policy Committee to review a specific Directive or Standard, please email