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.
Individuals seeking certification of a residential habilitation agency must complete the following:
Step One: 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.
- A copy of the proposed organizational chart or plan for staffing of the agency
- A sample employee file that contains documents meeting the requirements of IDAPA 16.04.17 section 301. Please refer to the ResHab certification checklist under staff requirements to ensure completeness of this section.
- The employee files for the Administrator and Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP).
- 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. Please review the ResHab certification checklists on our website to ensure completeness of this section.
- 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 found here. Please review the ResHab certification checklists on the website to ensure completeness of this section. A sample format can be found here: Sample
- Written description of the agency’s quality assurance program developed to meet requirements in IDAPA 16.04.17 section 405. Please review the ResHab certification checklists under administrative requirements to ensure completeness of this section.
- Any forms referenced in the policies and procedures you are submitting.
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 the Department of Health and Welfare's Criminal History Unit to receive an ID for criminal history because 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/
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 residential habilitation 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.