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    As a part of the Maryland Department of Health, the DDA submits periodic reports to state and national authorities and partners. These reports outline progress on new programs, respond to requests for information, and describe implementation of past legislation.

    The DDA is responsible for three main kinds of reporting: Joint Chairmen’s Reports (JCRs), statutory reports, and voluntary reports. JCRs change each year, and are assigned at the end of each legislative session by the chairpersons of the Maryland Senate and House budget committees. Statutory reports are required by law, and do not change unless the law is amended. They may recur for a limited period of time, or recur indefinitely. Voluntary reports include any reporting which is not required by law or by the Government of Maryland.

    Outside of our public reports, DDA also responds to Maryland Public Information Act requests from constituents. For more information about PIA requests, see (https://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/OpenGov/pia.aspx) or contact MDH.PIA@maryland.gov.

    2022 Reports

    Report on Community Services Utilization Data Collection and Spending Forecasts (JCR) 
    During 2022, DDA made quarterly reports regarding the ongoing transition to a fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement system and spending forecasts for the DDA Community Services program.  
    Report on Quarterly Community Services Data by Month (JCR) 
    During 2022, DDA made quarterly reports on community services utilization data from the Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) system, including utilization by service type, the number of claims and claims spending in LTSS, and the number and share of individuals served through the LTSS system. 
    Demographic Data of Individuals Served by DDA Community Services (JCR)
    In response to a request for information in the 2022 Joint Chairmen’s Report, DDA submitted a report on the demographics of individuals served by several DDA programs and initiatives. 
    Report on the Waiting List Equity Fund, Fiscal Year 2022 (Statutory)
    Each year, DDA coordinates with the State Residential Centers (SRCs) to report on the expenditures of a special-purpose fund that covers some services for individuals discharged from an SRC. In 2022, the Fund disbursed $446,279.
    HB 1020 (2022) Implementation Report on Self-Directed Services (Statutory)
    In the 2022 legislative session, HB 1020 was passed to make changes to the self-directed services (SDS) model at DDA. This report describes DDA’s progress in implementing the requirements of the new law.
    National Survey of State IDD Agency Day and Employment Services
    DDA participates in an annual survey of intellectual and developmental disabilities state agencies through ThinkWork Employment First, where progress towards integrated employment services is tracked year-by-year.

    Previous Years

    The official custodian of all state government reports is the Legislative Library of Maryland. Their searchable database is available at https://dls.maryland.gov/library/.

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