Welcome prospective provider! If you want to be a provider, the first thing you need to decide is which type. Once you have decided, this page will help you through the process.
There are two types of developmental disabilities service providers:
For more information on provider types and the services they can offer see our one page Providers of Waiver Services document.
Agency providers are responsible for all administrative aspects related to the oversight of services, such as hiring, firing, scheduling, training and paying wages. Agency providers must be approved by the state, sign an agreement with the Division and meet specific regulations. The process of becoming an agency provider can be intimidating. You are starting a business. You must have all the elements and skills as any successful business: organization, experience and education.
Independent providers are important for participants who want to direct the services they receive. Services provided by independent providers may be more flexible.