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What's New

HCBS Compliance Funding Extended (10/13/16)
The deadline for service providers to submit proposals for HCBS compliance activities funding is extended to October 31, 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Provider Rate Increases (10/06/16)
Questions and answers related to service provider rate increases that went into effect on July 1, 2016.

1915(i) State Plan Renewal Notice (08/31/16)
The Department is seeking to renew the 1915(i) State Plan.

Revised California Statewide Transition Plan (08/31/16)
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has posted a revised draft of the Home and Community-Based Services Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for public comment. The revised STP and public comment instructions are available on the DHCS website. The public comment period ends September 29, 2016.

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.

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.