STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
NOTICE FOR A PUBLIC NOTICE
The State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services (DHS) (the State), hereby notifies the public that it is providing official notification concerning a proposal to amend the QUEST Expanded Demonstration project. The amendment will be filed with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as an amendment to Hawaii’s section 1115 demonstration (hereinafter “demonstration”), entitled, “QUEST Integration” (Project Number 11-W-00001/9) under the authority of section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act.
The purpose of this posting is to provide public notice and elicit public input regarding proposed amendments to its current demonstration. These amendments will allow the State to provide supportive housing services under the Medicaid program to individuals who meet the definition of chronically homeless and who also have a mental behavioral or physical illness or a substance abuse diagnosis. Supportive housing services include Pre-Tenancy and Tenancy support services which include but are not limited to:
Pre-Tenancy Support Tenancy Support
Screening and Assessments Individual housing and tenancy sustaining services
Develop housing support plan Education and training, teach tenant responsibilities
Assist with Housing search Teach dispute resolution with landlords and neighbors
Application preparation Service care coordination
Moving assistance Job skills training and employment activities
PUBLIC COMMENT SUBMISSION PROCESS
The State has established and uses the public input process for any changes in services or operation of the waiver. Therefore, the MQD hereby notifies the public that a forum will be held to afford the public with an opportunity to provide meaningful comments about these amendments as described in this notification. Note: This forum will be held in conjunction with the post award public forum.
Date: June 19, 2017
Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Video Teleconference Centers (VTC)
Hilo State Office Building Lihue State Office Building
75 Aupuni Street, Basement 3060 Eiwa Street, Basement
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Wailuku State Office Building, Kalanimoku Building
54 South High Street, Third Floor 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room B10
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 167B
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Interested parties are invited to join the public forum and may provide their comments to these amendments. Space is limited for this public forum. To RSVP your attendance, please call 808-692-8132.
For all interested parties and the islands of Molokai and Lanai who are unable to travel to one of the sites above, please submit your written comments to the address provided below.
In lieu of joining the public forum in person or by video-conference, written comments may also be provided and must be received by the State from the date of publication of this notice through June 19, 2017 to:
Department of Human Services
Attention: Policy and Program Development Office
P.O Box 700190
Kapolei, Hawaii 96709-0190
VIEWING OF AMENDMENT
If you are interested in viewing the amendment, please call 808-692-8132 to request a copy.
Special accommodations (i.e., interpreter, large print or taped materials) will be arranged if requested no later than seven (7) working days before the comment period ends. Neighbor island residents requesting special accommodations should contact the appropriate Med-QUEST Division office on their respective neighbor island listed above.
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, MED-QUEST DIVISION
JUDY MOHR PETERSON, PhD
MED-QUEST DIVISION ADMINISTRATOR