Become A Member – Join CDPAANYS!


CDPAANYS is the only statewide association with Consumer Directed Personal Assistance and the expansion & advancement of self-direction as its sole focus. We are a proud member of the following national and state coalitions and organizations:

  • National Council on Independent Living
  • Applied Self-Direction
  • Medicaid Matters of New York
  • New York Caring Majority
  • New York Council of Nonprofits
  • Coalition to Protect the Rights of New York’s Dually Eligible

Consider joining CDPAANYS today!

Membership Levels:

Provider Member

Eligibility to apply for membership:

Any organization that contracts with a New York State County / authorizing district to provide fiscal intermediary administration for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance is eligible to apply for membership if:

  • The organization allows consumers to recruit, hire, train, supervise and terminate the personal assistants they choose to work with;
  • The organization respects the autonomy of the consumer as an empowered individual who has the authority to direct his/her care.

Applicants are reviewed by the Membership Committee, and a representative of the committee will reach out to the organization if needed to discuss issues considered by the committee that are not on the application.

Effective pending authorization of fiscal intermediaries by the New York State Department of Health, applicants must be authorized by New York State to qualify for Provider Membership.


As a Provider Member of CDPAANYS you will receive:

  • Unparalleled representation and advocacy of the distinct issues affecting CDPA.  CDPAANYS is the only statewide association with Consumer Directed Personal Assistance as its sole focus;
  • Use of the CDPAANYS logo and notation as a member of CDPAANYS on organizational materials – signifying to consumers a commitment to program philosophy and consumer independence;
  • Enrollment in a Provider Member email listserv;
  • Discounts on CDPAANYS’ sponsored events;
  • An exclusive listing on CDPAANYS’ website Membership Map listing your contact information when someone clicks on a county you serve;
  • Cutting edge legal and peer support of best practices to ensure that your fiscal intermediary is operating efficiently within a check & balance model to mitigate vicarious liability and provide consumers with the most empowerment and autonomy;
  • The potential to serve and the voting rights to select the Board of Directors;
  • Exclusive access to a collection of CDPA related documents including:  law, regulation, fair hearings;
  • Input and a voice regarding CDPA issues and direction;
  • Consumers who utilize CDPA through a Provider Member in good standing become Ex-officio Members.

Click Here to Download the 2018 Provider Member Application.

Individual Member

Eligibility for membership:

Individuals who are interested in furthering the concept of self direction and Consumer Directed Personal Assistance in New York State.


  • Enrollment in our exclusive Updates and Announcements egroup: get the most up-to-date news and information;
  • Invitation to participate in monthly conference calls with the Executive Director to discuss CDPA current issues and news;
  • Discounts on CDPAANYS’ sponsored events.

Click Here to Download the Individual Membership Form


Allied Organization Member

Eligibility to apply for membership:

Any company or Public organization of a professional nature that does not provide Consumer Directed Personal Assistance or home care services, but is interested in working with CDPAANYS to further the development of CDPA.


  • Enrollment in our members-only listserv: get the most up-to-date news and information on regulatory changes and advocacy that impact CDPA;
  • Discounts on and an opportunity for presentations at CDPAANYS’ sponsored events;
  • Exclusive members-only marketing and sponsorship opportunities;
  • Access to CDPAANYS’ online reference library;
  • Members-only webinars and conference calls to discuss critical systems issues;
  • Use of the CDPAANYS logo;
  • Listing on the website as an Allied Organization.

Click Here to Download the Affiliate Member Application


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