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California Code of Regulations
Title 17, Division 2
Chapter 3 - Community Services
SubChapter 4 - Residential Services and Quality Assurance Regulations
Article 8 - Monitoring and Evaluation
§56046. Quality Assurance Plans.
§56046. Quality Assurance Plans.
 
(a) The regional center shall develop, implement, and maintain a Quality Assurance (QA) Plan to ensure Service Level 2, 3 and 4 facility compliance with these regulations.
(b) The QA Plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) A schedule of evaluations which ensures that each facility is evaluated a minimum of once every three years;
(2) The composition of the QA evaluation teams;
(3) The methods to be utilized by the service coordinator for monitoring the facility's implementation of consumer IPP objectives for which the facility is responsible;
(4) The methods to be utilized by the facility liaison for QA monitoring of the facility's compliance with these regulations and provision of technical assistance to the facility;
(5) The methods, forms, and instruments, to be utilized by the regional center for QA evaluations; and
(6) A description of training to be offered to persons who will participate in QA evaluations which includes familiarization with these regulations and the individual life quality outcomes identified in the “Looking at Service Quality Provider's Handbook”, and an overview of the QA evaluation process.
Note
Authority cited: Sections 4681.1 and 4791(i),  Welfare and Institutions Code; Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, Section 147. Reference: Sections  4501, 4648, 4648.1, 4681.1 and 4791, Welfare and Institutions Code.
History
1. New section filed 1-14-91; operative 2-13-91 (Register 91, No. 14).
2. New subsection (a)(1)(A) and amendment of NOTE filed 11-4-91 as an emergency; operative 11-4-91 (Register 92, No. 8). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 3-3-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New subsection (a)(1)(A) and amendment of NOTE refiled 3-4-92 as an emergency; operative 3-4-92 (Register 92, No. 15). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 7-2-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-4-92 order including repealer of subsection (a)(1)(A) transmitted to OAL 6-25-92 and filed 8-4-92 (Register 92, No. 32).
5. Relocation of article heading and amendment of section filed 9-20-93 as an emergency; operative 9-20-93. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, Section 147 (Register 93, No. 39). These regulations shall not be repealed by the Office of Administrative Law and shall remain in effect until revised or repealed, as appropriate.
6. Amendment of section filed 11-23-94; operative 11-23-94 (Register 94, No. 47).
7. Editorial correction of History 5 (Register 94, No. 47).
8. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 6-6-96 as an emergency; operative 6-6-96. Submitted to OAL for printing only (Register 96, No. 23). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-4-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
9. Editorial correction of History 8 (Register 96, No. 38).
10. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-6-96 order, including amendment of Note, transmitted to OAL 9-11-96 and filed 9-18-96. This filing was submitted to OAL for printing only and is not subject to OAL review pursuant to Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, section 147 (Register 96, No. 38).
11. Amendment of subsections (a)(4)-(a)(6) and repealer of subsection (b) filed 6-30-98 as an emergency; operative 6-30-98 (Register 98, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-28-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
12. Amendment of subsections (a)(4)-(6) and repealer of subsection (b) refiled 10-20-98 as an emergency; operative 10-20-98 (Register 98, No. 43). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-17-99 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
13. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-20-98 order, including further amendment of section and Note, transmitted to OAL 12-31-98 and filed 2-17-99 (Register 99, No. 8).