Following significant advocacy by The Arc New York, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) published emergency amendments
to Title 14, Part 635-10.5 regulations. These regulations address the reimbursement of waiver services. The change is to the section on mealtimes. Chapters may deliver services during mealtime and count the duration of mealtime in the total program service duration for group and supplemental day habilitation and site-based pevocational services through the duration of the public health emergency.