A developmental disabilities agency is a certified entity that provides center and/or home and community-based services to adults and/or children with intellectual disabilities.
Individuals seeking certification of a developmental disabilities agency must complete the following:
Step One: Complete an application for DDA certification using the DDARH portal link found on this page. The following documentation is required to be uploaded with your application for it to be considered complete.
- A policy and procedure manual that contains all requirements found in IDAPA 16.03.21.101 and any other policies, procedures, or requirements as outlined in IDAPA 16.03.21-https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/16/160321.pdf Please review the QA checklists found at the bottom of this page to ensure completeness of this section. A sample format can be found here: Sample
- A copy of the proposed organizational chart or plan for staffing the agency.
- A sample employee file that contains documents meeting the requirements in rule. Please use the QA checklist under Staff Requirements found at the bottom of this page to ensure completeness of this section
- The employee files for the administrator and the professional supervising services.
- A sample participant file that contains documents meeting the requirements of IDAPA 16.03.21 sections 600 and 601.
- Written description of the agency’s quality assurance program developed to meet requirements in IDAPA 16.03.21 section 900. Please review the QA checklist under Administrative Requirements found at the bottom of this page to ensure completeness of this section.
- When Center based services are to be provided, a site visit is required. Prior to that visit following documents must be submitted. If they are not submitted with your application a team member will reach out to you with instructions for submitting them.
- Evidence of a local fire inspection
- Occupancy permit
- Sample fire escape plan/chart
- A completed ADA checklist which can be found here.
Step 2: Complete the Medicaid provider enrollment application to become a Medicaid provider. You can complete this by visiting: www.idmedicaid.com
Step 3: Make sure your agency is registered with Idaho Secretary of State by visiting their website: https://www.sos.idaho.gov/
Step 4: Register as an agency with DHW's Criminal History Unit to receive an ID for criminal history as all employees accessing/working with participants will need to have a Criminal History clearance for your agency. The website is: https://chu.dhw.idaho.gov/
Upon receipt of the application form and application materials, the department will review the materials to determine if the agency has met all of the regulatory requirements and has the necessary systems in place to ensure the implementation of those requirements. The department will notify the agency with a written decision regarding certification. An application is considered complete when all required documents are received and in compliance with rules and regulations.
After certification as a developmental disabilities agency, you will be required to submit a request for renewal of certification 90 days prior to your certificate expiration date. Additionally, any addendums, updates, or changes to the approved application will require an addendum to be submitted. Both of these items must be completed using the DDARH portal link found on this page.
The informal dispute resolution (IDR) process is designed to establish an independent review process between DDA and ResHab agencies and the department. Follow this link to access the informal dispute resolution guidelines and request form: Informal Dispute Resolution
DDA Certification Checklists
- Administrator requirements
- General staffing requirements
- Adult Paraprofessional Requirements
- Adult professional requirements
- Child paraprofessional requirements
- Child professional requirements
- Clinical supervisor requirements
- Crisis intervention requirements
- Family education requirements
- Respite requirements
- Therapeutic consultation
- Training requirements