Utah

Utah currently has four Medicaid waivers that can serve children, and all of them are home and community based 1915(c) waivers. There are two newer waivers, one for children who are medically complex and the other  The autism waiver was recently terminated. All waivers are based only on child income without regard to parent income. See Utah's Medicaid for Long-Term Care page or HCBS Waivers page for general information about programs in Utah.

There are also several adult-only waivers in Utah, including Acquired Brain Injury, New Choices, Physical Disabilities, and a waiver for Individuals 65 and older.

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Last updated 11/23/20

Programs in Utah

WAIVER FOR TECHNOLOGY DEPENDENT, MEDICALLY FRAGILE INDIVIDUALS

Also called Travis C. Waiver

  • Target Population: Children who are medically fragile or technology dependent, and have a trach, vent, CPAP/BiPAP, or TPN.
  • Ages: 0-20
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only. Parent income is not counted.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 150
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides skilled nursing respite care, extended home health aide, extended private duty nursing, FMS, family support services, in-home feeding therapy for medically fragile and technology dependent individuals, ages 0 – 20.
  • Online State Information: Technology Dependent Waiver
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Call (801) 538-6578 or (800) 662-9651, option 5.
  • Waiting List: There are 82 children and 35 people with physical disabilities on Utah's waiting list.
MEDICALLY COMPLEX CHILDREN'S WAIVER
  • Target Population: Children who are medically fragile.
  • Ages: 0-19
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only. Parent income is not counted.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 580
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides skilled nursing respite and routine respite, Financial Management Services for medically fragile individuals ages 0-19.
  • Online State Information: Medically Complex Children's Waiver
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply:Call 800-662-9651, option 5.
  • Waiting List: No waiting list, but applicants are only accepted during periods of open enrollment and are selected based on the severity of their condition.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTS WAIVER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ID AND OTHER RELATED CONDITIONS
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only. Parent income is not counted.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 5900
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides center-based prevocational services, day supports, homemaker, personal assistance, residential habilitation, respite care – intensive, supported employment, waiver support coordination, financial management services, behavior consultation I, behavior consultation II, behavior consultation III, chore services, community transition service, companion services, environmental adaptations – home, environmental adaptations – vehicle, extended living supports, family and individual training and preparation service - tier 1, family and individual training and preparation service - tier 2, massage therapy, personal budget assistance, personal emergency response system, professional medication monitoring, respite care - routine group, respite care – routine, respite care – session, specialized medical equipment/supplies/assistive technology - monthly fee, specialized medical equipment/supplies/assistive technology – purchase, supported living, transportation services (non-medical) for individuals with autism, ID, DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Community Supports Waiver
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Call (801) 538-4200.
  • Waiting List: There are 2857 people with developmental disabilities and 82 children on Utah's waiting list.
COMMUNITY TRANSITIONS WAIVER
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism. This waiver is ONLY to move individuals from intermediate care facilities into the community.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only. Parent income is not counted.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 250
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides center-based prevocational services, day supports, homemaker, personal assistance, residential habilitation, respite – routine, supported employment, waiver support coordination, behavior consultation I, behavior consultation II, behavior consultation III, chore services, community transition services, companion services, environmental adaptations – home, environmental adaptations – vehicle, extended living supports, family and individual training and preparation service - tier I, family and individual training and preparation service - tier II, financial management services, massage therapy, personal budget assistance, personal emergency response system, professional medication monitoring, professional nursing services, residential habilitation - DCFS/JJS, respite care – intensive, respite care – session, respite – routine group, specialized medical equipment/supplies/assistive technology—monthly fee, specialized medical equipment/supplies/assistive technology—purchase, supported living, transportation services (non-medical) for individuals with autism, ID, DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: not yet available
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: not yet available
  • Waiting List: There are 2857 people with developmental disabilities and 82 children on Utah's waiting list.
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