AB 563, as amended, Lopez. Developmental services.
The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act requires the State Department of Developmental Services to contract with regional centers to provide services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. Under existing law, the regional centers purchase needed services for individuals with developmental disabilities through approved service providers or arrange for those services through other publicly funded agencies. The services and supports to be provided to a regional center consumer are contained in an individual program plan or individualized family service plan, developed in accordance with prescribed requirements.
This bill would require the State Department of Developmental Services and the California Department of Aging
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best practices for providing services and supports to aging consumers with developmental and intellectual begin delete disabilities.end delete The bill would require the State Department of Developmental Services to conduct a begin delete two-yearend delete pilot program that implements those begin delete guidelines and protocolsend delete in begin delete threeend delete regional centers and,
by January 1, 2020, submit a begin delete reportend delete evaluating the pilot program to the Legislature. These provisions would be repealed January 1, 2021.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 4648.7 is added to the Welfare and
2Institutions Code, to read:
(a) By January 1, 2017, the department and the
4California Department of Aging shall develop
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5protocols establishingend delete
6supports to aging consumers with developmental and intellectual
16(b) The department shall conduct a two-year pilot program that
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18pursuant to subdivision (a) in three regional
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21department shall submit a report to the Legislature evaluating the
22pilot program conducted pursuant to subdivision (b) by January
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26(2) The report
required by this subdivision shall be submitted
27in accordance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
28(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021,
29and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
30is enacted before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.