CMS Updates QMRP to QIDP

The enactment of Rosa’s Law on October 5, 2010 changed all references to “mental retardation” in Federal law to “intellectual disability” and changed all references to a “mentally retarded individual” to “an individual with an intellectual disability.” These changes were codified in regulation by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 16, 2012.
The attached letter implements revised Nomenclature for Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP). Previous nomenclature for a QMRP, as referenced at 42 CFR 483.430(a), is changed to Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP).