Providers of some regional center HCBS services
(Service Code List) are required to be assessed for their current
level of compliance with the CMS Final Rule.
The first phase consisted of HCBS Self-Assessments, filled out by
providers in regards to their own services. This phase was
completed on 8/31/2020.
The next phase will be on-site assessments. DDS, in partnership
with Public Consulting Group (PCG), will be performing individual
site assessments with a representative sample of service
providers. Due to COVID considerations, these may be conducted
If a provider is not currently in compliance, there is time to
develop a transition plan so the provider can achieve compliance
by March 17, 2023, the date by which California must implement
the federal requirements.
Providers who may need to update services are
encouraged to contact their CSS Specialist now to discuss
their questions, plans, and potential need to update their