Effective January 1, 2019 the minimum wage in California will increase from $11.00 to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and from $10.50 to $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees. Regional center service providers that are currently paying a wage below these amounts may be entitled to an increase. Please review the information below to determine the steps necessary to apply for a rate adjustment.
Effective June 27, 2016, Assembly Bill (AB) 1606 resulted in the expansion of special incident reporting requirements, as established within Section 4659.2(b) of the Welfare and Institutions code. This legislation requires regional center vendors that provide crisis or residential services, supported living services, long-term health care facilities, and acute psychiatric hospitals to report certain incidents to Disability Rights California, in addition to the Regional Center.
Under current law, service providers who are paid an amount more than or equal to $500,000 but less than $2 million in the vendor’s fiscal year from regional center payments shall be required to obtain an independent review conducted by a CPA firm. Providers that are paid by regional centers an amount equal to or more than $2 million shall obtain an independent audit of its financial statements. Please review the DDS memo to learn more and determine if your organization requires an audit or review.
It is a common practice for service providers to use the SIR Report to communicate client-involved incidences that ACRC categorizes as “Shared Information”. In an effort to increase the timeliness and accuracy of SIR Reporting, ACRC has recently updated our Shared Information Procedure and created a Shared Information Form to be submitted directly to the assigned Service Coordinator (not the SIR Desk) when reporting a Shared Information.
Alta’s Provider Advisory Committee has recommended and the Board of Directors have approved the attached 2015-17 Holiday schedule. This schedule recognizes most all of the national holidays. ACRC suggests that regional center day programs, programs that operate on schedules like day programs as well as transportation providers adopt this schedule in order to provide consistency. The following programs may be impacted by the Holiday schedule.