Evidence for this question should be a picture (preferably a google satellite image, but a traditional google image works as well) that labels both the address of the site as well as any adjacent or attached buildings so a reviewer might be able to ascertain if there are any other buildings attached to the site and what they are. 

Evidence for this question should be a picture (preferably a google satellite image, but a traditional google image works as well) that labels both the address of the site as well as any addresses that are adjacent (including across the street) If a reviewer cannot tell what grounds this site is on, it is impossible to determine validity for this evidence.

Evidence for this question should be a picture (a google satellite image, showing the actual landscape of the neighborhood where this particular site is) showing the entrances/exits as not being gated.  This is not a question of whether there is a gate in the front of the home, but whether the community is enclosed.  There ARE some group homes that have gates with passcodes, which would need to be included in this as well- but the larger question also remains.

The best version of evidence submitted has been a google map showing addresses (if there are multiple owned sites and their distance from each other) Addresses on a sheet does not give a reviewer a clear picture of whether sites listed are on the same block.  

After an internal review of this question it has been determined this question is more about access and inclusion than it is purely about demographics.  The team does not wish to equate non-compliance with serving people with disabilities, rather to underline the importance of communities formed entirely of this demographic taking steps to ensure access to the broader community is still available at the same level/rate as those who are not receiving HCBS services.  If a provider has answered this question “yes” remediation does not have to mean transition.  Remediation will be accomplished by ensuring access to the community at large, via questions C6, D1, D2, D3, D4 (and 4.1) and D5.  If evidence for these questions are passed, then a collection of that evidence will suffice for C5.  If a community is formed (group home, assisted living, etc.) it is important to note this community must still provide opportunities for its members to interact with the community at large at the same level/rate as those who are not receiving HCBS services.

Evidence for this question should be policy showing persons served may receive medical, behavioral and therapy services wherever they choose.  Please note the words “required” and “on-site”. This sentiment means persons served must be able to travel to receive these services if they so desire- just because a site does not offer medical, behavioral or therapeutic services does not mean a reviewer can assume these serves are not required to be on-site. 

Evidence for this question can be multifaceted.  While evidence of a site’s operating hours goes a long way it is still important to ensure residential and day services are separated.  Billing for residential services during the day does not qualify them as day services.  In the current pandemic, it is important to note KDADS recognizes many day sites and services has been suspended, and many policies have been modified to take this new (and hopefully temporary) change into account. When submitting documentation for this question evidence should show how this site will operate outside of the pandemic.  Policies a provider has should spell out day/residential specifically, and we encourage documentation for day services to be separate from that of residential services.  

Evidence for this question can be multifaceted.  While evidence of a site’s operating hours goes a long way it is still important to ensure residential and day services are separated.  Billing for residential services during the day does not qualify them as day services.  In the current pandemic, it is important to note KDADS recognizes many day sites have been closed, and many policies have been modified to take this new (and hopefully temporary) change into account. When submitting documentation for this question evidence should show how this site will operate outside of the pandemic.  Policies a provider has should spell out day/residential specifically, and we encourage documentation for day services to be separate from that of residential services.