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Policies and Guidelines

The following are policies and guidelines for the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.

  • Background Check Policy (August 2014)
    Performing background checks on individuals who work with vulnerable people is a component of preventing abuse, neglect and exploitation. This policy describes when a background check is required, what the components of a background check are and what is done if a background check reveals a potential problem.
  • Certificate of Approval for Proposed Projects by Designated Mental Health Agencies and Developmental Services Agencies
    Vermont Designated Mental Health and Developmental Services Agencies planning new projects are excluded from Certificate of Need (CON) review under Vermont law 18 V.S.A. ยง 9435(b). The review and approval authority for these agencies has been delegated to the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL). The approval for projects proposed by Designated Agencies is known as a Certificate of Approval (COA). The procedures for applying for a Certificate of Approval are incorporated in the COA application packet below. The application packet includes by reference the required financial tables which are also listed below. When a Designated Agency applies for a Certificate of Approval, the completed application and related financial tables will be posted to the DMH COA web page for public review and comment.


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