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  • DDS RATE STUDY – DEADLINE EXTENDED

    The deadline to complete the Rate Study Survey has been extended from July 6, 2018 to August 3, 2018. SG/PRC is urging service providers of selected service categories/codes to complete the survey at their earliest convenience, in order to provide critical information....

    07/09/2018 4:20 PM

  • Update on Uniform Holiday Schedule and Half-Day Billing Rule for Day Services

    On June 27, 2018 the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued a Program Directive regarding the status of the Uniform Holiday Schedule (Welfare and Institutions Code, section 4692) and the Half-Day Billing rule (Welfare and Institutions Code, section 4690.6).

    07/09/2018 12:08 PM

  • Self-Determination Waiver Approval

    The Department is very pleased to announce that the application for federal funding, or Waiver, for the Self-Determination Program was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

    07/06/2018 12:23 PM

  • Local Minimum Wage Ordinance - Rate Adjustment Options

    Effective July 1, 2018, the County of Los Angeles enacted a minimum wage ordinance which increases the minimum wage in the unincorporated areas of L.A. County to $13.25 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12.00 for employers with 25 or less employees.

    07/03/2018 4:17 PM

  • DDS RATE STUDY UPDATE

    On May 25, 2018 Burns & Associates, Inc. emailed the survey to service providers. While not every service provider received an email, service providers (of the selected service codes) are encouraged to complete the survey by the deadline of Friday, July 6, 2018. See full news alert

    06/05/2018 5:31 PM

  • DDS Announcement of Approved HCBS Provider Funding Concepts for FY 2017-18

    On May 4, 2018 DDS announced the concepts/proposals, that were submitted by service providers, that have been selected for funding. For fiscal year 2017-18, the California legislature allocated $15 million for service providers to make changes to their services in order to meet the requirements of..

    05/08/2018 11:25 AM

  • DDS Issues Notice of Potential Breach

    The Department of Developmental Services informed the public about a recent incident that may have resulted in the breach of confidential information. On February 11, a break-in occurred at the DDS legal and audits office building in Sacramento.

    04/09/2018 4:49 PM

  • Survey for Community Resource Development Funds

    Significant changes have been made in statute which affects the future of funding for the development of new services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. The California Budget Act of 2017 included the addition of Section 4679 to the Welfare and Institutions

    03/30/2018 11:55 AM

  • 2018 Emergency Preparedness Safety EXPO - April 18, 2018

    All are welcome to come to SG/PRC on April 18th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm to participate in the 2018 Emergency Preparedness Safety EXPO.

    03/20/2018 5:51 PM

  • State Minimum Wage Increase - Effective January 1, 2018

    Effective January 1, 2018, due to the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 3, the minimum wage in California will increase to $11.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees.

    12/06/2017 5:45 PM

  • Important change in the law for Respite Services

    We want to inform you about an important change in the law for respite services. The law currently states that regional centers cannot purchase more than 90 hours per quarter of in-home respite and cannot purchase more than 21 days of out-of-home respite for a family, unless an exemption is granted

    11/28/2017 5:47 PM

  • HCBS Compliance Funding Availability for Service Providers

    Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Compliance Funding Availability for Service Providers for 2017-18 - Deadline January 5, 2018. DDS has provided correspondence to the regional centers about the process for service providers to access this compliance funding in 2017-18

    11/08/2017 8:01 PM

  • Business Associate Agreement (BAA)

    The Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is a newly required agreement between the regional center and service providers and speaks to the business relationship between the regional center, the service provider and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS)….

    11/08/2017 7:39 PM

  • 2017 DDS Disparity Meetings

    Public Meeting Notice Reducing Purchase of Service Disparities The Department of Developmental Services will hold three public meetings to consult with stakeholders, including consumers and families, advocates, providers, and protection/advocacy agencies, to review purchase of service data ....

    10/25/2017 5:28 PM

  • 29th Annual Golf Tournament

    To Benefit People with Developmentally Disabilities in the San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys Area....click for more information

    08/04/2017 3:46 PM

  • ABX2-1 Rate Increase Survey

    ABX2-1 Finalized Survey for Provider Rate Increases – Deadline to Complete Survey is October 1, 2017 As part of the ABX2-1 rate increases, that service providers received on July 1, 2016, the Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) section 4691.10 (b)(4) requires DDS to survey all the providers who received the increase in order to determine how the rate increase was administered by service providers. Per a DDS memo dated July 17, 2017, DDS has finalized the Survey for Provider Rate Increases. This survey is being administered online and all service providers are expected to complete the survey on or before October 1, 2017.

    07/19/2017 12:12 PM

  • Change in Effect Date for 5.82 Percent Rate Increase

    New federal regulations (Fair Labor Standards Act) in 2015, resulted in a 5.82% rate increase effective December 1, 2015, for service providers in the categories of Supported Living Services (SLS; service code 896), Personal Assistance (service code 062) and In-Home Respite Agencies (service code 862).

    07/07/2017 1:36 PM

  • Local Minimum Wage Ordinance - Rate Adjustment Options

    Effective July 1, 2017, the County of Los Angeles enacted a minimum wage ordinance which increases the minimum wage in the unincorporated areas of L.A. County to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $10.50 for employers with 25 or less employees. The City of Pasadena has adopted a similar ordinance which also became effective 7/1/17. Service providers who have staff providing services in these areas, and who are paid minimum wage are expected to comply with this ordinance.

    06/15/2017 7:55 PM

  • NOTICE OF COMMUNITY MEETING - May 31, 2017

    Notice is hereby given that San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys Developmental Services, Inc. will be soliciting public input from state council, local organizations representing consumers, family members, regional center employees, including recognized labor organizations, and service providers, and other interested parties

    05/12/2017 3:43 PM

  • Ochoa v. City of Long Beach.

    Notice of Settlement for the disability rights class action case Ochoa v. City of Long Beach. This Settlement addresses the accessibility of the City of Long Beach’s pedestrian right of way for individuals with mobility disabilities. The judge in this case ordered plaintiff’s counsel to distribute this Notice to disability rights organizations to ensure the Long Beach disabled community was aware of the settlement.

    05/11/2017 2:06 PM