Welfare & Institutions Code, Section 4519.5, requires the Department of Developmental Services ("DDS") and regional centers to collaborate to compile data relating to the purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure annually.
By December 31 of each year, regional centers must post their data to their website, and DDS must post statewide data on their website.
The purchase of service data must be categorized by:
Age of consumer:
-Birth to age two, inclusive,|
-Three to 21, inclusive,
-Twenty-two and older
Race or ethnicity of the consumer.
The primary language spoken by the consumer, and other related details.
Residence type, including age, race or ethnicity, and primary language.
The data must include the number and percentage of individuals by age, race or ethnicity, disability, and residence type, who have been determined to be eligible for regional center services but are not receiving Purchase of Service ("POS") funds.
Within three months of compiling the data with DDS, each regional center must meet with stakeholders in a public meeting to discuss the data. The dates of these meetings will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.