Self-Direction

Self-Directed Services are based on the belief that the person with the disability should be empowered to make decisions about the services they receive and the individuals who provide them, including having choice and control over the type of support services they receive and the who, what, when and where of service delivery.

Self-Directed Services emphasize that it is the individual, as opposed to medical and social work professionals, who know best about his / her needs and how to address them.
 
To locate an active Financial Management Service Provider in your area you can view the 2016 Active FMS Provider List.

Agency directed services typically have an agency hiring, firing and scheduling staff to come to a person's home to assist them with activities of daily life.

Kansas has five home and community based service Medicaid programs which provide a variety of services designed to meet the needs of the identified population.

Please visit the Department of Labor information page to see how the Department of Labor Final Rule may impact your personal care services.

The following Kansas Statutes provide additional information/history for Self-Direction:

K.S.A. 39-7, 100

K.S.A. 65-6201

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Person Centered Planning?

  • What are the Four Functional Areas of Self-Direction?

  • How Did Self-Direction Start in Kansas?