Although less than three percent of the ADMH budget is allocated to central office functions department wide, services are delivered in a professional manner with a high degree of accountability.
The Division of Administration provides support to the department’s facilities and central office staff via several sections that specialize in personnel, administrative support, contracts, professional development, asset management and nursing home screening services.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) provides a comprehensive array of services and supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families through community agencies, five regional community services offices, and three comprehensive support service teams that assist with behavioral, medical, psychiatric and dental services and supports.
The DD staff provides oversight and support in planning, service coordination, service delivery, fiscal operations, contracts, eligibility, monitoring/quality enhancement of services, and the monitoring and certification of all community agencies that provide services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. A DD Coordinating Subcommittee, comprised of consumers, families, service providers and other leaders, assists the division in setting and prioritizing service goals based upon needs of individuals and budgetary considerations.
The DD Division is currently developing plans to implement the Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Rule to ensure that Medicaid-funded HCBS programs provide people with disabilities opportunities to live, work, and receive services in integrated, community settings where they can fully engage in community life. The rule will go in place in 2020.