7200, Implementation Plan Elements

7210 Desired Outcome(s)

Revision 21-2; Effective November 8, 2021

The desired outcome(s) for an HCS service included on the IP are taken directly from the PDP.


7220 Conversation, Observation and Formal Assessment

Revision 21-2; Effective November 8, 2021

In addition to the PDP, the development of implementation strategies may be based on:

  • Conversations with the individual, the individual’s LAR or any member of the individual’s support network, and/or staff who know the individual;
  • Observations; and
  • Formal assessments (including assessments by occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, behavioral support specialists, doctors, dentists, teachers, speech therapists, dietitians, job coaches, etc.).

Documentation must be maintained regarding the information gathered through conversation, observation and formal assessments.


7230 Implementation Strategies

Revision 21-2; Effective November 8, 2021

The implementation strategies are individualized and allow for evaluation of progress in achieving each desired outcome. Strategies are the steps that contribute to reaching desired outcomes. Depending on the outcome, the IP may contain one or more strategies that lead to the individual's acquisition of additional skills or describe actions to be completed by paid supports to achieve an outcome. There is no prescribed number of strategies for each outcome. Strategies are written in observable, measurable or outcome-oriented terms. Measurable means a person can consistently and reliably determine whether an action or event has occurred. Observable means the action or event can be detected using one or more of the five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste or smell. Outcome-oriented means that it can be determined when a desired result has been achieved.


7240 Signing the Implementation Plan (IP)

Revision 21-2; Effective November 8, 2021

Once the IP has been developed, the IP must be signed and dated by the individual, LAR and the program provider to verify that they have participated in the development of the IP.