Regional Center Directives

DDS frequently distributes directives to regional centers that provide guidance and instruction on a variety of policy issues. Beginning on October 1, 2019, all directives will be posted to this page, although they may also be found in other sections of the DDS website.

DateSubject
10/07/2021Restoration Of Camping, Social Recreation And Other Services Per Welfare And Institutions Code Section 4648.5
10/04/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
09/28/2021State Public Health Officer Order Regarding Worker Vaccination Mandate
09/27/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
09/24/2021COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
09/15/2021Facility Directives from Other State Agencies, Covid-19 Vaccination, and PPE
08/25/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
08/13/2021Guidance Regarding Alternative Nonresidential Services
08/09/2021State Public Health Officer COVID-19 Orders and Related Guidance
08/05/2021Provisional Eligibility For Regional Center Services
07/29/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
07/22/2021Guidance Regarding Reimbursement for Transportation Services for Alternative Nonresidential Services
07/21/2021Rescission of Directive Regarding Day Services for Consumers at High Risk for Serious Illness due to COVID-19
07/15/2021Self-Determination Program: Consumer Supports for Transitioning into the Program
07/07/2021Self-Determination Statewide Availability - July 2021
06/29/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
05/28/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
05/05/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
04/27/2021Updated Overtime Rate for Participant-Directed Respite Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency
04/21/2021Visits to Individuals Residing in Licensed Residential Facilities
04/21/2021In-Person Monitoring Visits
04/02/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives Due to COVID-19
03/29/2021Provider Attestation for Absence Payments for Nonresidential Services During COVID-19

Enclosure: eBilling Provider Certification
03/29/2021 Guidance Regarding Reimbursement for Group Supported Employment for Alternative Nonresidential Services

Enclosure: Methodology for Determining the Vendor Monthly Unit Rate for Group Supported Employment Providers for Alternative Services
03/29/2021Guidance Regarding Reimbursement for Transportation Services for Alternative Nonresidential Services

Enclosure A: Methodology for Determining Reimbursements for Transportation Providers for Alternative Services

Enclosure B: Template for Reimbursement for Transportation Services for Alternative Services
03/29/2021Guidance Regarding Rates for New Vendors for Alternative Nonresidential Services

Enclosure: Template for Request for a Monthly Rate for a New Vendor
03/23/2021Funding Available to Develop 2 Homes Specific to Individuals Transitioning from Porterville DC: Seeking Letters of Interest from Regional Centers
03/17/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives Due to COVID-19
03/16/2021SANDIS Contact Fields Changes – Consumer Contact Type
03/09/2021Contacting Consumers Ages 16-64 Regarding Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccination

Sample Letter for Eligible Consumers Ages 16 through 64 beginning March 15, 2021
03/01/20212021 Purchase of Service Disparities Data Meetings and Reporting
02/18/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives Due to COVID-19
02/12/2021Contacting Consumers Regarding Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccination
01/29/2021Contacting Consumers and Planning for COVID-19 Activities

Enclosure: FDC and PDC I/DD Surge Referral Process
01/27/2021Guidance Regarding Reporting Requirements for Alternative Nonresidential Services
01/15/2021Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
01/08/2021Rates for Supported Living Services When Quarantine/Isolation is Necessary During COVID-19
01/04/2021Update Regarding Monthly Rates for Transportation and Group Supported Employment for Alternative Nonresidential Services
01/04/2021Guidance Regarding Reporting Requirements for Alternative Nonresidential Services

Enclosure: December 2020 Reporting Survey
12/23/2020Overtime Pay for Participant-Directed Respite Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency
12/23/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
12/18/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
12/02/2020Guidance Regarding Monthly Rates and Applicable Services for Alternative Nonresidential Services

Enclosure A: Suggested Template for Submitting Questions to the Regional Center

Enclosure B: Service Codes with Calculated Monthly Rates for Alternative Services
12/01/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
11/19/2020Waiver of Self-Determination Program Budget Restrictions for Financial Management Services
11/10/2020Guidance Regarding Reporting Requirements for Alternative Nonresidential Services

Enclosure - Alternative Nonresidential Services Sample Survey
10/28/2020Update on Monthly Rates for Alternative Nonresidential Services
10/28/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
10/07/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
10/02/2020Waiver of Half-Day Billing Requirements for Day Services
09/02/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
08/31/2020Policies and Procedures for Utilizing Alternative Nonresidential Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Enclosure – Certification of Alternative Nonresidental Services
08/10/2020Guidance on Day Services for Consumers at High Risk for Serious Illness Due to COVID-19
08/10/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
07/28/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
07/17/2020Providing and Claiming for Nonresidential Services During the State of Emergency

Enclosure A: Sample of Certification of Remote and Alternative Services Delivery

Enclosure B: Sample of Remote and Alternative Services Delivery Log

Enclosure C: Sample of Quarterly Report of Remote and Alternative Service Delivery for Nonresidential Services
07/16/2020New Service Code for Intensive Transition Services for Individuals Transitioning from Institutions for Mental Diseases into Alternative Community Settings
07/15/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
07/10/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
06/22/2020Criminal Background Checks for Self-Determination Program and Family Home Agencies

COVID-19 Request for Department of Justice Name Check
06/18/2020Additional Guidance on Payments for Nonresidential Services
06/15/2020Extension of Early Start Services
06/08/2020Extension and Rescission of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
06/08/2020Availability of Personal Protective Equipment
05/22/2020Guidance for Fingerprint Clearance and Transfers
05/22/2020Amended Requirements for Reporting Incidents Related to COVID-19
05/18/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
05/08/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
05/07/2020Additional Guidance on Payments for Non-Residential Services
05/01/2020Regional Center Messaging to Local Communities during COVID-19 Outbreak
05/01/2020COVID-19 Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
04/16/2020Reporting Deaths Related To COVID-19 In SANDIS
04/16/2020Training Resources for Residential Service Providers Hiring Direct Support Professionals
04/15/2020Guidance for Residential Facility Payments and Rates, Vendor Audits, HCBS Info, RBT Certification, CIE and Parental Fees
04/03/2020Lanterman Act Presumptive Eligibility Coding in SANDIS
04/02/2020Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
03/30/2020Guidance for Additional Participant-Directed Services
03/30/2020Joint Guidance on Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19​​
03/25/2020Guidance for Admissions and Discharges from State-Operated Facilities
03/25/2020Guidance for Eligibility, In-Home Respite Workers and Family Fees
03/25/2020Guidance for Reporting Incidents Related to COVID-19
03/23/2020Guidance for Immediate Risk Management Strategies for ARFPSHN and ICF/DD-CN
03/23/2020Guidance for Visits to Licensed Residential Facilities
03/20/2020Guidance for Regional Center Requests for Placement into Residential Settings.
03/20/2020Guidance for Fingerprint Clearance and Exemption Transfers
03/18/2020Guidance for Flexibility in Provision of Services and Supports for Consumers and Providers
03/18/2020Guidance for Regional Center Monitoring Staff and Activities
03/12/2020Guidance for Consumers in a Day Program at High Risk for Serious Illness to Stay Home
03/12/2020Guidance for Waiving Requirements for In-Person Eligibility, Services, or Individual Program Plan Meetings and Authority to Regional Centers for Health & Safety Waiver Exemptions
03/12/2020Guidance for Regional Centers to Pay Vendors for Absences as a Result of COVID-19
10/23/2019Public Safety Power Shutoff Event
08/21/2019June 2019 Trailer Bill Language Affecting Regional Centers
08/04/2016Program Advisory Regarding Electronic Signatures

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Last modified: October 23, 2020