Alta California Regional Center continues to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19). ACRC staff, including our medical professionals, have met to develop a coordinated response. Currently, in-person meetings are suspended as directed by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) found under the Directives heading. ACRC encourages our service providers to review information and follow the prevention strategies listed below:
- Centers for Disease Control
- California Department of Public Health
- Community Care Licensing
- Local Health Departments by County
- Webinar Led by National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
State of Emergency Billing:
On March 4, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of
Emergency for California, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak
(otherwise being referred as the Coronavirus). This
memo will provide guidance to service providers for the
State of Emergency (SOE) billing for Alta California Regional
Center vendored providers.
As a result of the State of Emergency declared for California, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is authorizing, pursuant to Title 17, California Code of Regulations section 54326(a)(11), regional centers to pay vendors for absences that are a direct result of COVID-19 outbreak in California.
Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Directives:
Visit the DDS website to view compiled list of directives.