Developmental Disabilities Provider and Partner Resources


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ODDS is committed to engaging with individuals, families, providers, and case management partners to gather feedback on policy and guidance proposals.

Policy and Guidance Feedback

ODDS is seeking feedback on the following proposed policies or worker guides. ODDS may include specific questions that will help guide our decision making however, we welcome all constructive feedback for improving our policies and guidance. ODDS will respond to comments and suggestions which will be posted with the final version of the policy or worker guide.

Comments or suggestions submitted anonymously may not be included in ODDS's responses to the proposal although the comment or suggestion will be reviewed and considered for improvement to the policy or guidance.

What happens to my feedback? 

When the proposal is finalized and published you can find ODDS responses to feedback along with the draft and final guidance on the Archive page

Policy/Worker Guide
DRAFT AR Agency EVV Survey
Summary: ODDS is assessing the readiness of agencies to comply with a January 1, 2020 requirement. Agencies providing Community Living Supports under OAR Chapter 411-450 will be required to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for certain attendant care services. 
This Action Request requires agencies complete a short survey indicating their readiness to meet the rule requirements being adopted on November 1, 2019.
ODDS Questions:
  • Is it clear who is being asked to complete this action? Is the action requested clear?
  • Are there other areas of feedback?

EXPEDITED Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through September 5, 2019. Please send any feedback to with the subject "Agency EVV Survey."

PT Oregon Home Care Commission OAR Changes
Summary: The Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) has updated Chapter 418, Division 20 Oregon Administrative Rules (Oregon Home Care Commission Functions). Local APD/AAA offices, County Developmental Disability Program (CDDP) offices, and Support Services Brokerages need to be aware of the changes that impact the HCW/PSW program and voluntary consumer-employer training services available to consumers, authorized representatives, and common-law employers receiving services through Aging and People with Disabilities or the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services.
OHCC Questions:
  • Are the changes in the transmittal clear?
  • Any additional feedback that would improve the transmittal?

Deadline: OHCC will be collecting feedback on this transmittal through September 12, 2019. Send comments to with the subject "OHCC OAR Changes"



Interested in ODDS responses to previous draft proposals? Visit our archive page for a copy of the proposed guidance, ODDS's responses, and the final document.

Stakeholder Groups Forming

ODDS frequently forms stakeholder groups to work and advise on policy topics. Visit this section to check for opportunities to participate.

ODDS may limit participation in stakeholder groups based on size of the group and role of participants. ODDS may reach out to stakeholders through other avenues to ensure broad and diverse perspectives are represented.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ODDS is asking for representatives to sit on a Rules Advisory Committee to implement Senate Bill 1039.  The bill established the role of “Health Care Advocate.” This role will be available for individuals who need help with making medical decisions under certain circumstances. If you are interested and available on the afternoon of October 8, 2019, please consider signing up.