Division Policies and Publications
DDD develops policies that conform to state, federal, and contractual requirements. DDD has five policy manuals, which include the Operations, Medical, Eligibility, Behavior Supports, and Provider manuals. Changes in policy are communicated to contracted DDD providers via electronic policy notifications, which are also sent to all DDD employees, Providers, Administrative Services Subcontractors, and individuals who have opted to receive notifications. To be notified directly by email about changes to DDD policies and publications, send an email with your contact information to [email protected].
DDD welcomes comments and suggestions at any time. For more information regarding our policies and materials, contact DDD’s Policy Unit at (602) 542-0419 or [email protected].
Always reference policy posted online to ensure you are following the policy currently in effect. DDD Policy includes all five manuals listed below.
Policies Open for Public Comment
The Division would like your feedback on proposed revisions to Division Policies and Rules. Below is a list of policies and rules that are currently open for public comment.
Rule: A statement created by the Department of Economic Security that explains or puts into action a law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements for the Department. Administrative rules have the force and effect of law.
Policy: A policy is an internal process or guideline that shows how the Division works. The internal guidelines or processes are not laws.
Submission of Comments
The Division prefers that comments be submitted electronically through the DDD Policy Unit email box at [email protected].
Please include the following information about the Commenter in the submittal:
- First, Middle, and Last Name
- Mailing Address, including City, State, Postal Code
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Fax Number
- Organization’s Name
The documents have a number at the beginning of each line; to ensure that comments are best understood, please tell us the specific line number for each comment and the corresponding document.
Contact the DDD Compliance/Policy Unit
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Tel: (602) 542-6847
Toll-Free: (844) 770-9500
Email: [email protected]
The Arizona Legislative Information System hosts an online version of the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) for the Division. Current statutes that govern the Division are viewable in ARS Title 36, Chapter 5.1 (scroll down approximately one-third of the page):
Chapter 5.1 - State Department of Developmental Disabilities
Article 1 Administration and Regulation
Article 2 Developmental Disabilities
Article 3 Licensing and Monitoring of Community Residential Settings
Article 4 Third Party Liability Program
Article 5 Family Support
Rules are written by the Division and go through an extensive hearing process. Once approved, they have the force of law. Rules exist to clarify how the Division will implement the law in more specific and practical terms.
Current rules governing the Division may be found at the Arizona Secretary of State
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