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DD Waiver Steering Committee

The DD Waiver Steering Committee is a subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Quality (ACQ) and supports the traditional Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program in the following ways:

  • To reinforce the person-centered philosophy.
  • To engage stakeholders “on the ground floor” in providing input and recommendations during policy considerations.
  • To assist the State DD Waiver Program with the on-going evaluation and improvement of the DD Waiver program.
  • For statewide public input opportunities see the Developmental Disabilities Waiver section of our website.


Membership should be balanced and include self-advocates, families, provider agencies, advocacy agencies and other interested parties. Membership is not limited to ACQ members.

Please be aware that the DD Waiver Steering Committee Members are volunteers whose opinions do not necessarily represent the views of the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) or the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD). Neither NMDOH nor HSD are responsible for the content of committee members’ opinions.


The DD Waiver Steering Committee will meet as needed depending on renewal process and timelines with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It is ideal for states to submit their application to CMS well in advance of their waiver expiration. The current DD waiver term is 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2021. Meetings will be at least two hours in length and are best attended in person. Remote attendance will be made available whenever possible.

Agendas and Minutes


  • 4-12-23 Steering Committee Cancelled



Focus Groups

The DD Waiver Steering Committee will assist in coordinating focus groups that will assist the NMDOH to hear varying perspectives, identify and resolve problems in targeted areas.