Familial Dysautonomia Waiver


The purpose of the Medicaid Familial Dysautonomia (FD) Waiver is to provide home and community-based supports and services to eligible persons with Familial Dysautonomia living in their own homes or family homes.  The FD Waiver is designed to promote, maintain and restore the health of eligible recipients with Familial Dysautonomia and to minimize the effects of illness and disabilities through the provision of needed supports and services in order to delay or prevent hospital placement or institutionalization.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the FD Waiver the applicant must:

  • Have a documented diagnosis of Familial Dysautonomia 
  • Be three years old or older
  • Be assessed as having an Inpatient Hospital Level of Care (LOC)

Covered Services

Waiver services include:

  • Behavioral Services
  • Consumable Medical Supplies
  • Dental Services
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Non-Residential Support Services (NRSS)
  • Respite Services, and
  • Support Coordination

How to Apply

For information on how to apply for the FD Waiver, contact the Agency for Health Care Administration by phone toll-free at (888) 419-3456, or by mail at: Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop 20, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Waiver Document

Effective 01/01/2020: FD Waiver [4.68MB PDF]