Welfare & Institutions Code, Section Section 4519.5, requires DDS and regional centers to annually collaborate to compile data relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure.
Within three months of compiling the data with DDS, each regional center must meet with stakeholders in a public meeting regarding the data. By August 31st, following the public stakeholder meetings, each regional center must post a Purchase of Service Annual Report to its website. The report must include the following:
- Actions the regional center took to improve public attendance and participation at stakeholder meetings, including, but not limited to, attendance and participation by underserved communities.
- Copies of minutes from the meeting and attendee comments.
- Whether the data described in this section indicate a need to reduce disparities in the purchase of services among consumers in the regional center’s catchment area. If the data do indicate that need, the regional center’s recommendations and plan to promote equity, and reduce disparities, in the purchase of services.
You may view each regional center’s Purchase of Services Annual Report by selecting from the list on the left.
Last modified: December 30, 2019