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Minimum Wage Increase effective January 1, 2017
Applys to Service Providers with 26 or more employees

Effective January 1, 2017 the minimum wage in California will increase from $10.00 to $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 of more employees. Regional center service providers that are currently paying a wage below the $10.50 per hour may be entitled to an increase. Please review the information below to determine the steps necessary to apply for a rate adjustment.  Any questions can be sent to the minwage@altaregional.org mailbox. Service providers with less than 26 employees will have the minimum wage increase on January 1, 2018.   

Service Providers with a rate set by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

Community Based Day programs (CBDP), In-Home Respite Agencies and Work Activity Programs need to submit information to DDS as indicated on DDS web site shown in the link below titled “CBDP , In- Home Respite and WAP Providers. Please note that there is a separate Excel worksheets for CBDP and Work Activity Programs and a separate one of In-Home Respite Agencies.  

Service Providers with rates set through negotiation by regional centers

Providers with rates set by the regional Centers through a negotiation process can click the link below titled ”Worksheet for Negotiated Rate Providers” to download the Excel spreadsheet.  Please follow the instruction on the spreadsheet.  There is an email address where the spreadsheet can be submitted. This spreadsheet must be submitted to ACRC no later then March 1, 2017.

Service Providers with Other Rates:

•Alternative Residential Model (ARM) rates/respite facilities: The proposed ARM rates, effective January 1, 2017, for community care facilities, are in the link below. These rates also affect respite facilities (service code 869).
• In-Home Respite Agencies (IHRAs): The Department will revise the rates for all IHRAs and will provide regional centers with copies of the revised rate letters to IHRAs.
• Non-Mobile Supplemental Staffing: Pursuant to Title 17, Section 57530, the supplemental reimbursement rate for Community-Based Day Programs will increase to $1.40 per consumer hour.

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