The California Statewide Transition Plan (STP) outlines the steps the state will take to be in alignment with the HCBS Final Rule. These steps include an evaluation of current services through a self-assessment, a review and sample of on-site assessments to validate the results of the self-assessment, input from individuals receiving services, and the completion of transition plans for services that are not in alignment with the Final Rule.
Providers of some regional center services are required to complete an online self-assessment (provided below) to measure their current level of compliance with the HCBS Final Rules, offering a framework for assisting providers with the necessary steps to align their services with the federal requirements. If a provider is not in compliance with all the requirements, there is time to develop a transition plan so the provider can achieve compliance by March 2023, the date by which states have to implement the federal requirements.
The Department announced the Self-Assessment Process in a letter to regional centers on January 23, 2020. Providers had until August 31, 2020, to complete the self-assessment, as announced on the directive to regional centers regarding requirements waived due to COVID-19.
Virtual Site Assessment
The Department announced the virtual site assessment process in a letter to regional centers on March 23, 2021. Below is additional information and training.
- March 23, 2021 Letter to Regional Centers PDF
Two informational webinars will be held on April 6, 2021, from 3pm – 4pm, and April 7, 2021, from 11am – 12pm PT to review the documents above and the overall virtual site assessment process, as well as answer any questions. Please click the date you wish to attend to register for the webinar. Please only register for one webinar, as they will cover the same information and space is limited.
In accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code section 4519.2(b), each regional center and the Department must post HCBS Final Rule compliance information on its website, and shall update the information no less frequently than every six months. The information in the document listed below, showing both statewide and regional center breakdowns, is collected from self-reported data from the provider self-assessment, and is further broken down by service type.
Last modified: March 25, 2021