Residential Habilitation Agencies

A residential habilitation agency is a certified entity that provides integrated, tailored services and supports to eligible participants. These facilities are designed to help participants live successfully in their own homes, with their families, or in an alternate family home.

Certification Process for Residential Habilitation Agencies

Individuals seeking certification of a residential habilitation agency must complete the following: 

Step 1: Make sure your agency is registered with Idaho Secretary of State by visiting their website: https://www.sos.idaho.gov/.

Step 2: Register as an agency with DHW's Criminal History Unit to receive an ID for criminal history as all employees accessing or working with participants will need to have a criminal history clearance for your agency. The website is: https://chu.dhw.idaho.gov/

Step 3: Complete an application for residential habilitation 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.

  1. A policy and procedure manual that contains all requirements found in IDAPA 16.04.17.101 and any other policies, procedures, or requirements as outlined in IDAPA 16.04.17. Please also review the certification checklist under Administrative Requirements at the bottom of this page to ensure completeness of this section. A sample policy and procedure manual format can be found at: Manual Sample.
  2. A copy of the proposed organizational chart or plan for staffing of the agency.
  3. A sample employee file that contains documents meeting the requirements of IDAPA 16.04.17 section 301. Please refer to the certification checklist under Staff Requirements at the bottom of this page to ensure completeness of this section.
  4. The employee files for the Administrator and Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP).
  5. A sample participant file that contains documents meeting the requirements of IDAPA 16.04.17 section 400, and a description of your agency record management system. Review the certification checklist under Participant Requirements at the bottom of this page to ensure completeness of this section.
  6. Written description of the agency’s quality assurance program developed to meet requirements in IDAPA 16.04.17 section 405. Review the certification checklist under Administrative Requirements to ensure completeness of this section.
  7. Any forms referenced in the policies and procedures you are submitting.

Step 4: Once certified, complete the Medicaid provider enrollment application to become a Medicaid provider. You can complete this by visiting: https://www.idmedicaid.com/default.aspx.

 Additional information regarding application submission

The department will review the application form and 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. For additional information, review the reporting requirements and additional information page.

Renewal and requested changes to certification

After certification as a residential habilitation agency, you will be required to submit a request for renewal of certification 90 days before your certificate expires. 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.

 

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Additional information regarding application submission

The department will review the application form and 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.

 

 

Renewal and requested changes to certification

After certification as a residential habilitation agency, you will be required to submit a request for renewal of certification 90 days before your certificate expires. 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.

Contacts
DDA/ResHab Certification Agency
Address

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
United States

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