On March 22, 2019, the New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham instructed the Department of Health (DOH) and the Human Services Department (HSD) to develop a new Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) supports waiver program for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) waiting for supportive services. The purpose of the waiver in development is to create new service slots for people who are on the wait list for the current Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver and the Mi Via Waiver.

The average wait time is 13.3 years for an allocation to service slot through . . .

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