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  • DOL Defines Health Care Provider for FFCRA Leave Provisions

    Topics: Budget and Spending, Federal News,

    The US Department of Labor recently issued an FAQ document regarding the expansions of paid sick and family leave in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The document indicates that state governors have the authority to designate Direct Support Professionals as health care providers for the purposes of the exemption from these provisions, which amend the Family and Medical Leave Act to extend these benefits more broadly during the COVID-19 national emergency. DOL will be issuing implementing regulations.

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  • President Signs Largest Stimulus Package in History

    Topics: Budget and Spending, Federal News,

    The President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), a $2.2 trillion bill largely focused on economic stimulus related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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  • COVID-19: State and Federal Resources

    Topics: Announcements, State News,

    The NASDDDS team is ready to assist. For one on one technical assistance or questions, please contact any of the NASDDDS team. To flatten the curve, staff are working from home, but are fully available at the email addresses and numbers listed. We stand by to provide assistance in whatever way is helpful to you.

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  • COVID-19: State Flexibilities Approved by CMS

    Topics: Announcements, HCBS,

    Please see links to approved state flexibilities in response to the COVID-19 national health crisis.

    The NASDDDS team is ready to assist. For one on one technical assistance or questions, please contact any of the NASDDDS team.  To flatten the curve, staff are working from home, but are fully available at the email addresses and numbers listed. We stand by to provide assistance in whatever way is helpful to you.

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  • Message From NASDDDS Executive Director and Board President

    Topics: Announcements,

    During this public health crisis, NASDDDS understands the unique needs and pivotal roles of our membership. We offer technical support, information sharing, resource vetting, and a forum for concerns facing our communities.

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