HCBS Vision North Carolina supports serving individuals with disabilities in the least restrictive and most integrated settings possible, based on what is clinically appropriate as defined by the individuals person-centered planning process. Through the planning process, the Department believes that individuals with disabilities should have the opportunity to live in community settings that reflect community values and standards. These settings will vary depending upon the individual’s preferences and supports needed to live in the community. Our planning process to ensure North Carolina’s compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community Based Standard rules will actively engage our beneficiary and provider stakeholders. We will create a plan that supports individuals through a person-centered process that builds upon our already existing system and supports providers to ensure compliance with rules. – Adopted July 2014 by the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. If you have feedback or questions, please email the HCBS team.