Vendors & Service Providers

DDS has approved changes to increase flexibility for providers, and regional centers to provide the services and supports people need. The specific changes DDS has approved are listed on the Department Directives tab.

We will keep working together to find options to meet existing and new service needs. Your continued partnership is essential during this critical time to support our community. Please stay safe and stay healthy. Thank you for your tireless work.

If you would like to share additional resource recommendations, please email

Safety Information

Health Passport

If someone you care for needs medical attention, you may be limited or unable to assist them if they require care in a hospital or treatment center. The Health Passport can be used to share important information with other health care professionals about the individual you serve and how to keep them safe. Below are a examples of communication to doctors and hospitals adapted from various local and nationwide sources.

Information and Resources


Additional Guidance Documents


The resources provided on this website are only intended to assist individuals, families, caregivers, regional centers and vendors during the COVID-19 crisis. Unless specified in a waiver or directive issued by the Director of the Department of Developmental Services and/or the Department of Public Health in response to COVID-19, the use of resources on this website does not replace applicable law and regulations regarding information given to hospitals or emergency care, and does not otherwise guarantee the use of these resources.

The inclusion of external website links to resources does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation of material at the linked sites, their content or the services provided. The Department of Developmental Services accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of external websites or external documents linked to on this website.

When you select a link to an external website, you are leaving the Department of Developmental Services’ domain and are subject to the privacy policies of the external website.


Last modified: April 29, 2023