DD Planning Lists

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) was asked by the 2016 General Assembly to “develop and report to the General Assembly on a multiyear plan to reduce and eliminate the planning lists for New Options Waiver Program (NOW) and Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) waivers with yearly outcome measures.”  DBHDD prepared the Multiyear Planning Lists Strategic Plan in response to this request and presented it to the 2018 General Assembly.  This multiyear plan is expected to receive final review and approval in 2018 and the first objectives are scheduled for completion by June 30, 2019. 

Planning List (1/21/2018)
Planning List Report
Full Appendix


DBHDD maintains a list of people who have applied and been found eligible to receive services associated with supporting people who have developmental disabilities. This list is commonly referred to as The Developmental Disability (DD) Planning List or the planning list. The most basic criteria for inclusion on the DD Planning list are that each individual has a qualifying Developmental Disability as defined in Georgia §37-1-1.

Currently the list is managed by splitting it into two parts, the Long Term Planning List and the Short Term Planning List. The determination regarding which list (Long or Short Term) a person is placed on is based on the assessed priority conditions.