Position Statement

BACKGROUND: The community ICF/IID system in North Carolina is a multi-faceted service system which provides people with options allowing them to grow and develop to their fullest potential. The persons served in ICF/IID homes have unique emotional, cognitive, behavioral and physical/medical needs. The needs of the people we support require intensive interdisciplinary services. It is important to recognize that progress made by persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilties occurs slowly and the pace of progress must be considered when measuring the overall success of any service delivery system. On July 1, 2012, the NC Department of Health Regulation Service (NC DHRS) officially changed the name of NC's ICF/MR system to ICF/IID or Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

CONCERN: The Association members have voiced concerns over recent funding cuts to community services by the NC DHHS. At the same time the NC DHHS increased the funding of the large state centers. The present ICF/IID model has successfully served people with the same or higher acuity issues as those residing in the state's large institutions. Therefore, the NC Association of Community Based ICF/MR Providers strongly recommends that policy makers consider the following: