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Office of Mental Health

Home and Community Based Services Waiver
Guidance Document
Division of Children and Families




In certain circumstances, children in the HCBS Waiver may be eligible for transportation services through the Local Department of Social Services (LDSS). Each LDSS administers the Transportation Prior Approval procedures for those individuals with Medicaid coverage, including HCBS Waiver recipients. Medicaid providers enrolled with Provider Type 026 (e.g., ICC Agencies) may order transportation services for the HCBS Waiver recipients.  It is advisable to establish a working relationship with the LDSS contact person in the county because every county handles the Transportation Program policy differently. It is helpful to indicate that there is no local share for children enrolled in the HCBS Waiver.