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What's New

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE - Disparity Stakeholder Meeting Series (08/05/16)
DDS is hosting four meetings throughout the state to discuss and develop strategies for addressing disparities in purchase of service. The meetings are open to the public and aim to gather feedback from stakeholders, including consumers and families, advocates and regional centers’ staff.

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Compliance Funding (08/04/16)
The 2016 Budget contains $15 million to help fund changes necessary for regional center service providers to come into compliance with federal HCBS rules.

Employment and Day Programs Report (07/12/16)
This report is developed per policy decision and is critical for the administration of employment and day program services to improve employment outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Emergency Regulations Updated (07/06/16)
DDS proposed to adopt emergency regulations pertaining to the enactment of the End of Life Option Act.

PUBLIC NOTICE – Amendments to Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver and 1915(i) State Plan (06/30/16)
It is the Department of Developmental Services’ intent to amend both the HCBS Waiver and the 1915(i) State Plan in order to obtain federal approval for changes to provider payment rates.

Rate Changes as a Result of ABX2-1 and the State Budget (06/30/16)
Information about Vendor Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2016

Plan for the Closure of Fairview Developmental Center (FDC) and Porterville Developmental Center General Treatment Area (PDC GTA) (04/01/16)
The Closure Plan identifies important considerations and the key strategies and activities the Department will undertake to achieve the safe and successful closures of FDC and the PDC GTA.