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Provider SIR Summaries to DRC

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.

 Please review the law below and report any required incidents to Disability Rights California with a copy to ACRC.

Section 4659.2

(b) (1) All regional center vendors that provide crisis or residential services or supported living services, long-term health care facilities, and acute psychiatric hospitals shall report to the agency designated pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 4900 all of the following:

(A) Each death or serious injury of a person occurring during, or related to, the use of seclusion, physical restraint, or chemical restraint, or any combination thereof.

(B) Any unexpected or suspicious death, regardless of whether the cause is immediately known.

(C) Any allegation of sexual assault, as defined in Section 15610.63, in which the alleged perpetrator is a staff member, service provider, or facility employee or contractor.

(D) Any report made to the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction in which the facility is located that involves physical abuse, as defined in Section 15610.63, in which a staff member, service provider, or facility employee or contractor is implicated.

(2) The reports described in paragraph (1) shall be made no later than the close of the business day following the death or serious injury. The report shall include the encrypted identifier of the person involved, and the name, street address, and telephone number of the facility.

(c) (1) On a monthly basis all regional center vendors that provide crisis or residential services or supported living services, long-term health care facilities, and acute psychiatric hospitals shall report to the agency designated pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 4900 all of the following:

(A) The number of incidents of seclusion and the duration of time spent per incident in seclusion.

(B) The number of incidents of the use of behavioral restraints and the duration of time spent per incident of restraint.

(C) The number of times an involuntary emergency medication is used to control behavior.

(2) The reports required pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include the name, street address, and telephone number of the facility.

The Disability Rights California local office is located at 1831 K Street, Sacramento CA 95811. Their office number is (916)504-5800 and their fax number is (916) 504-5801.

Please forward a copy of this monthly report to ACRC at sirsummary@altaregional.org

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