The Office of Specialized Nursing Homes/OBRA Programs was originally established in response to the provisions of the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987, which amended the Medicaid program requirements for nursing facilities. Its primary function has been to assure the implementation of those provisions of OBRA which address the relationship of nursing facilities to persons who are seriously mentally ill or have an intellectual/developmental disability (ID/DD).

For recent copy of OBRA guidelines for running a long-term residential facility, click here.

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