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Resources to help you set up the legal structure of your business and to meet other legal requirements for operating a business in Montana

You will need to decide how to legally structure your business entity as a qualified provider. Information regarding business models/organizational structure can be found at:

You should seek legal assistance and you may want to contact the Montana Secretary of State's Office (SOS) for assistance in meeting any filing requirements for your business entity. The Montana SOS can be contacted at: 

Montana Secretary of State
Business Services Division
P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801
State Capitol, Room 260
1301 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-3665
Fax (406) 444-3976

You may also be able to receive assistance with your business from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and the Montana Department of Commerce:

Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Job Service Operations
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406.444.4100
Fax: 406.444.3037

Montana Department of Commerce
PO Box 200501
301 S Park Ave
Helena MT 59620-0501
Phone: 406.841.2700
Fax: 406.841.2701
TDD: 406.841.2702

Links to statutes and administrative rules

Links to forms you may find helpful

  • SSA Direct Deposit form for direct deposit of government payments
  • Internal Revenue Service forms including:
    • W-9 request for taxpayer identification number and certification
    • W-4 withholding calculations form for each person working for the provider

How to contact other DDP qualified providers

Montana Association of Community Developmental Services (MACDS)
MACDS is an association of providers of developmental disability services. It has a website that may be able to connect you with existing providers. MACDS or other providers may be able to provide you with assistance and guidance in meeting DDP requirements. For example, another provider may be able to provide examples of its policies and procedures for you to review, so that you can see how other providers have approached development of policies and procedures. Or they may be able to answer questions on how to meet some other requirement for becoming a Qualified Provider.

You may contact MACDS at:

Montana Association of Community Disability Services Systems Advocacy
36 So. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. A
Helena, MT 59601
Phone:  406.443.1160
Fax:  406.443.4614

Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities (MTCDD)

Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities (MCDD)
2714 Billings Avenue
Helena, Montana 59601
Main Phone: 406-443-4332
Toll Free: 866-443-4332
Fax: 406-443-4192

The MTCDD website includes links to brochures and other documents, including a directory of service providers in Montana: http://mtcdd.org/directory-of-services/

HIPAA Resources

Information regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule can be found in your DDP contract or at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

College of Direct Support (CDS)

The Department will make the College of Direct Support training classes available to all full time Direct Care employees.

The qualified provider with a DDP contract will require that all full time direct care employees complete the core program within six months of the system being operational and available. The contractor will require that all new full time direct care employees hired after implementation complete the core program within six months.

For information on the College of Direct Supports, please contact the Local DDP Office

Accreditation Resources

Accreditation is not required for qualified providers by DDP. Information regarding accreditation is available at:

Page last updated 01/31/2014