If you are a contracted Individual Provider (IP), DSHS wants to hear from you.
DSHS is working to implement Consumer Directed Employers (CDEs) for Individual Providers (IPs) of in-home personal care and respite in Washington state. The CDEs are private companies who will handle the payroll, tracking training and background checks, and other employer responsibilities currently managed by DSHS. This change will happen in 2021. Clients will continue to select, schedule, supervise, and dismiss their IPs.
The CDE Project team is undertaking multiple activities to measure how ready IPs are for the switch to the CDEs. This survey is one way DSHS is using to gather information.
The survey will be available November 15 through December 6.
Find out why the move to Consumer Directed Employers is happening and what it means for IPs and people who receive services in this short informational video.