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The following information is being posted in an effort to promote transparency and accountability, and to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 74, which was approved by Governor Brown on March 24, 2011.

 

Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Dashboard

DDS monitors the performance of regional centers to ensure they uphold the values of the Lanterman Act and meet obligations outlined in DDS contracts, state law and regulations.

>> View the DDS Dashboard

Purchase of Service (POS) Data 

We have created separate website pages for the current POS data and previous year's data. You can view the current data here https://www.nlacrc.org/governance/transparency-accountability/purchase-of-services-pos-annual-data and the past data here https://www.nlacrc.org/governance/transparency-accountability/purchase-of-services-pos-annual-data/previous-years-pos-data.

ABX2-1 funding proposal to promote equity and reduce disparities 
Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) section 4519.5 requires regional centers to annually collaborate with the Department of Developmental Services (Department) to gather data related to purchase of service (POS) authorization, utilization, and expenditures, by each regional center. This section also requires regional centers to undertake certain activities to identify significant disparities and barriers to equitable access to services and supports, and to develop recommendations and plans to reduce existing disparities.

Legislation, ABX2 1 (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2016), added WIC section 4519.5(h), which allocates $11 million to the Department to assist regional centers in the implementation of strategies to reduce POS disparities. 

NLACRC submitted a funding proposal on September 9, 2016 and received a response from DDS on October 25, 2016. You can view the proposal and letter from DDS regarding the approved funding by clicking on the link below.
>> View NLACRC's proposal and the DDS letter regarding approved funding


ABX2-1 Funding Increase Report (WIC 4629.5(b)(13) & WIC 4639.5(d)

>> View the funding increase report for March 10, 2017

>> View the funding increase report for October 1, 2017

Annual independent audits

>> View the annual independent audit report for FY 2018-19

>> View the annual independent audit report for FY 2017-18

 

Biannual fiscal audits conducted by the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

>> View the biannual fiscal audit by DDS for FY 2017-18 and 2018-19

>> View the redacted final audit report for FY 2015-2016 and FY 2016-2017 (3/31/19)

 

Form 990 - return of organization exempt from income tax

>> View the Form 990 document for 2018

>> View the Form 990 document for 2017

>> View the Form 990 document for 2016

 

Conflict of interest reporting statements for employees

>> View the Employee Conflict of Interest Policy and Procedure

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Agoncillo 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Ardashian 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Fuentes 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Holzer 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Johnson 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Kosor 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Triplett 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for A. Valenzuela 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for G. Valenzuela 2019


Conflict of interest reporting statements for board members

>> View the Board Member and Executive Director Conflict of Interest Policy and Procedure

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Arriaga 2020

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Breall 2019

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Cannarella 2020

>> View the conflict of interest statement for A. Martinez 2020

>> View the conflict of interest statement for L. Martinez 2020

>> View the conflict of interest statement for Quiles 2020

 

Annual report on administrative services
Regional center annual reports pursuant to Section 4639.5 - prior fiscal year expenditures from the regional center operations budget for all administrative services, including managerial, consultant, accounting, personnel, labor relations, and legal services, whether procured under a written contract or otherwise.
>> View the FY 2019 administrative expenditures survey

 

California Government Code §20636 and CCR §570.5
>> View the California Bargaining Agreement Between NLACRC & Service Employees International Union Local 721, CtW, CLC 12/19/19 - 12/18/22

>> Report on Personnel Classifications 11/26/19

>> Bilingual Pay Policy 10/21/15

 

SB134 report on personnel salaries, wages, & benefits

>> View the 2020 report on personnel salaries, wages, & benefits

 

Performance contract
The annual performance contract and year-end performance contract entered into with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). To request a copy of the performance contract or year-end report prior to 2014, please send an e-mail to webmaster@nlacrc.org.

>> View the 2020 performance contract (English) (Spanish)

>> View the 2019 performance contract

>> View the 2018 performance contract

>> View the 2017 performance contract

>> View the 2016 performance contract

>> View the 2015 performance contract

>> View the 2014 performance contract

>> View the 2019 year-end performance contract report

>> View the 2018 year-end performance contract report

>> View the 2017 year-end performance contract report

>> View the 2016 year-end performance contract report

>> View the 2015 year-end performance contract report

>> View the 2014 year-end performance contract report

 

Home and Community-Based Services waiver 
The biannual Home and Community-Based Services Waiver program review conducted by DDS and the State Department of Health Care Services.

2018.08.13-24 DDS & DHCS & 1915i Monitoring Review Report
2018.08.13-27 DDS & TCM & NHR Monitoring Review Report
2018-08.13-24 DDS & DHCS & HCBS Monitoring Review Report
2019.09.30 DDS Letter for NLA HCBS & 1915i & TCM & NHR

2016.08 DDS & DHCS & HCBS Monitoring Review Report
2016.08 DDS TCM & NHR Monitoring Review Report
2017.10.09 DDS Letter to NLA HCBS & TCM & NHR

 

Purchase of Service (POS) policies (Service Standards)

W&I Code section 4629.5(b)(5) was amended to require regional centers to post on their internet websites POS policies and any other policies, guidelines, or regional center-developed assessment tools used to determine the transportation, personal assistant, or independent or supported living service needs of a consumer.

Please note the page numbers in NLACRC’s Purchase of Service policies where you can reference the following services:

  • Transportation – Page 66 (Page 68 - Spanish)
  • Personal Assistance – Page 26 (Page 25 - Spanish)
  • Independent Living Services (ILS) – Page 30 (Page 30 - Spanish)
  • Supported Living Services (SLS) – Page 32 (Page 32 - Spanish)


>> View the Purchase of Service Policies (Service Standards - English)

>> View the Purchase of Service Policies (Service Standards - Spanish)

 

Service provider directory
>> Go to Service Provider Directory page

 

 

Service provider guidelines
>> View the Out-of-Community Travel or Out-of-State Travel Guideline

 

Contract awards
Contract awards, including the organization or entity awarded the contract, and the amount and purpose of the award

>> View the Contract Awards for FY 2020-2019, FY 2019-2018, and FY 2018-2017

 

Bylaws of the regional center governing board
>> View the bylaws of the regional center governing board

 

Board meeting agendas and minutes
Agendas and approved minutes of open meetings of the board and all committees of the Board. (Board meetings are not held in July of December.) 
>> Go to the page with board meeting agendas

>> Go to the page with board meeting minutes

 

Board approved policies
Conflict-Of-Interest Policy

Conflict-Of-Interest Policy for Board Members and Executive Director 

Contract Policy

Drug-Free Workplace

Employment First Policy

HIPAA Business Associates Agreement    HIPAA Business Associates Agreement (Redlined)

Out-of-Community Travel or Out-of-State Travel Guideline for Residential Service Providers  

Recovery Policy

Reporting Security Incidents Policy

Request for Proposals Policy

Service Provider Attendance File Policy

Service Provider Insurance Policy

Transparency and Public Information Policy

Whistleblower Policy for NLACRC employees and board members

Whistleblower Policy for NLACRC vendors, contractors and others

Zero Tolerance Policy for Consumer Abuse or Neglect

 

Cultural & linguistic competency training for NLACRC's Board of Trustees 
NLACRC provides training and support for board members on a regular basis to facilitate their overall effectiveness in governance and oversight as well as their understanding and participation in planning, policy making, and support for the accomplishment of the NLACRC mission

 

Notice of privacy practices
>> View the Notice of Privacy Practices (English)

>> View the Notice of Privacy Practices (Spanish)

 

>Summary of NLACRC's gift policy
>> View the document (English)

 

Caseload Ratio Public Meeting Presentation
On May 22, 2018, NLACRC held a public meeting allowing community members the opportunity to provide input for the plan of correction. The presentation is being made available here for those who wish to view it.
>> Caseload Ratio Public Meeting Presentation May 22, 2018 (PDF)

 

Community Resource Development Fund ("CRDF") Needs Assessment Survey Results and Information
During the month of April 2018, in response to a request for input from the Department of Developmental Services and in accordance with the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4679, North Los Angeles County Regional Center conducted outreach which sought input from stakeholders, including consumers, family members, providers and advocates, in an effort to determine local needs and priorities for the use of the Community Resource Development Fund. Outreach efforts included public meetings, surveys, and discussions with stakeholders and advocates.

To learn more about the Needs Assessment Outreach and to view the survey results, please see the documents below.
>> View the summary of the CRDF Needs Assessment Outreach

>> View the results of the CRDF Needs Assessment Survey (Service Providers)

>> View the results of the CRDF Needs Assessment Survey (Case Management)

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