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SB-91 Developmental services.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/10/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 09, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 91


Introduced by Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

January 11, 2017


An act relating to the Budget Act of 2017. An act to amend Section 14670.35 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 1180.2 and 1180.4 of the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 10430 of the Public Contract Code, and to amend Sections 4418.25, 4418.7, 4427.5, 4474.15, 4519.5, 4629, 4646.4, 4648, 4648.55, 4659.2, 4677, 4684.80, 4684.81, 4688.21, 4698, 4860, 4869, 6509, and 7502.5 of, to add Sections 4679 and 4679.1 to, and to repeal Section 4686.5 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to developmental services, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 91, as amended, Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. Budget Act of 2017. Developmental services.
(1) Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services, with the consent of the State Department of Developmental Services, to lease up to 60 acres located within the grounds of Fairview Developmental Center for a period of up to 55 years, for the purpose of developing affordable housing for the employees of, and transitional housing for patient-clients of, Fairview Developmental Center.
This bill would require that housing to first be available for individuals with developmental disabilities receiving services from a regional center, and then to individuals in need of affordable housing. The bill would additionally require the Director of General Services, on or before July 1, 2017, and with the approval of the State Department of Developmental Services, to amend the existing lease to include a portion of the Fairview Developmental Center property in the area of Mark Lane for the purpose of developing additional housing units to serve individuals with developmental disabilities.
(2) Existing law provides that specified contracts entered into by any state agency for goods, services, or other specified activities, whether awarded through competitive bidding or not, are void unless and until approved by the Department of General Services, and requires denial of approval if the contract does not meet the required specifications of the bidding process. Under existing law, certain transactions, contracts, and persons are exempt from that law, including, subject to the approval of the Director of Developmental Services, specified employees of the department for the purpose of the employee becoming a vendor of a regional center for persons with developmental disabilities, as specified. Existing law requires such employees to terminate employment with any state agency or department before providing certification to a regional center, as specified, and provides that a contract entered into by a regional center and a state employee, in his or her capacity as a private citizen, to become a vendor of the regional center does not constitute a state contract, as defined.
This bill would instead exempt from that law, subject to the approval of the Director of Developmental Services, specified employees of the department who enter into a contract with a regional center for the purpose of developing regional center services and require such an employee to terminate employment with a state agency or department before providing services funded by the state, as specified. The bill would also provide that a contract entered into by a regional center and a state employee, in his or her capacity as a private citizen, to develop regional center services does not constitute a state contract, as defined.
(3) Existing law, the California Early Intervention Services Act, provides a statewide system of coordinated, comprehensive, family-centered, multidisciplinary, and interagency programs that are responsible for providing appropriate early intervention services and supports to all eligible infants and toddlers, as defined, and their families. The act requires, among other things, an eligible infant or toddler receiving services under the act to have an individualized family service plan. The act requires these services to be provided pursuant to the existing regional center system pursuant to the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act.
The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act makes the State Department of Developmental Services responsible for providing various services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, and for ensuring the appropriateness and quality of those services and supports. Pursuant to that law, the department contracts with regional centers to provide services and supports to persons with developmental disabilities. Existing law requires the regional centers to ensure, at the time of development, scheduled review, or modification of an individualized family service plan required by the California Early Intervention Services Act, as described above, the establishment of an internal process. Existing law requires the internal process, when purchasing services and supports, to ensure, among other things, the utilization of generic services and supports when appropriate.
This bill would require the internal process to ensure that the individualized family service planning team for infants and toddlers eligible under the California Early Intervention Services Act may determine that a medical service identified in the individualized family service plan is not available through the family’s private health insurance policy or health care service plan and therefore will be funded by the regional center, as specified.
(4) Existing law requires the regional center contracts described above to include, among other things, annual performance objectives, as specified. Existing law also establishes the Employment First Policy, which is the policy that opportunities for integrated, competitive employment be given the highest priority for working age individuals with developmental disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.
This bill would require the annual performance objectives included in regional center contracts to measure progress, and report outcomes, in implementing the Employment First Policy, as specified.
(5) Under existing law, regional centers purchase services for individuals with developmental disabilities through approved service providers or arrange for those services through other publicly funded agencies. Existing law provides that the rate for vouchered community-based training service shall not exceed $13.47 per hour. Existing law also provides that the rate for supported employment services provided to consumers receiving individualized services and for group services is $34.24 per hour and requires that rate to be adjusted by the State Department of Developmental Services, as specified.
This bill would instead provide that the rate for vouchered community-based training service shall not exceed $14.99 per hour and that the rate for supported employment services provided to consumers receiving individualized services and for group services is $36.57 per hour. The bill would delete the requirement that the department adjust the rate for supported employment services provided to consumers receiving individualized services and for group services.
(6) Existing law generally prohibits certain provider rate increases, but authorizes increases to those rates under specified circumstances, such as to adjust employee wages to meet the state minimum wage law.
This bill would require the department to convene a working group, as specified, to consider simplified processes for providers seeking rate adjustments under certain conditions, and submit report to the Legislature, as specified.
(7) Existing law prohibits a regional center from purchasing day program, vocational education, work services, independent living program, or mobility training and related transportation services for a consumer who is 18 to 22 years of age, inclusive, if that consumer is eligible for special education and related education services and has not received a diploma or certificate of completion, unless the IPP planning team determines that the consumer’s needs cannot be met in the educational system or grants an exemption. Existing law authorizes an exemption to be granted on an individual basis in extraordinary circumstances to permit the purchase of the services described above.
This bill would additionally authorize an exemption to be granted for participation in a specified paid internship program or related competitive integrated employment if the IPP planning team determines that the consumer could benefit from participation in a paid internship or competitive integrated employment.
(8) Existing law requires the State Department of Developmental Services, in consultation with stakeholders, to develop an alternative service delivery model that provides an Individual Choice Budget for obtaining quality services and supports that provides choice and flexibility within a finite budget that, in the aggregate, reduces regional center purchase of service expenditures, reduces reliance on the General Fund, and maximizes federal financial participation. Existing law places certain restrictions on the purchase of respite services, based on need and duration, until implementation of the Individual Choice Budget, as specified.
This bill would repeal the provision that places restrictions on the purchase of those services.
(9) Existing law requires the State Department of Developmental Services and the regional centers to annually collaborate to compile specified data relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure by each regional center. Existing law requires the department, subject to available funding, to allocate funding to regional centers to assist with the implementation of recommendations and plans, developed in certain reports by the regional centers and the department, to promote equity and reduce disparities in the purchase of services, as specified.
This bill would additionally require the department, subject to available funding, to allocate funding to community-based organizations to assist with implementation of the above-described recommendations and plans. The bill would authorize a community-based organization to submit a request for grant funding and would require the organization to submit the request concurrently to the regional center of the jurisdiction in which the organization is located and to the department. The bill would require the regional center to provide the department with input regarding the request, as specified.
This bill would require the department to post specified information on its Internet Web site by certain dates, including, among other things, a structure for the grant program, a list of grant recipients, and evaluation results from prior grants. The bill would require regional centers and community-based organizations receiving funding to provide the department, as specified, with an evaluation of funded activities and the effectiveness of those activities in reducing disparities in the purchase of services.
(10) Existing law vests in the State Department of Developmental Services jurisdiction over state hospitals, referred to as developmental centers, for the provision of residential care to individuals with developmental disabilities. Existing law requires the department, when closing a developmental center, to comply with procedural requirements that include the submission of a detailed plan to the Legislature. Existing law requires the department to submit to the Legislature, on or before October 1, 2015, a plan or plans to close one or more developmental centers, as specified. Existing law requires the department to include an update to the Legislature in the 2017–18 May Revision regarding how the department will provide access to crisis services after the closure of a developmental center and how the state will maintain its role in providing residential services to those whom private sector vendors cannot or will not serve.
This bill would, commencing July 1, 2017, and until December 31, 2020, require the department to provide quarterly updates to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on the steps foreseen, planned, and completed in the development of services under the above-described update by the department to the Legislature, as specified.
This bill would also require the department to annually report to the Legislature during the budget subcommittee hearing process of the Senate and the Assembly on the department’s research projects, as specified.
(11) Existing law provides for the placement of individuals with developmental disabilities in various placements, including mental health rehabilitation centers, institutions for mental disease, and the secure treatment facility at Porterville Development Center, and requires, in certain circumstances, an assessment and the development of a plan to transition the individual out of the facility and into the community.
This bill would require the transition process or transition plan for those facilities to be based upon the individual’s needs, developed through the individual program plan process, and to ensure that needed services and supports, including, when appropriate for the individual, wrap-around services through intensive individualized support services, will be in place at the time the individual moves.
(12) Existing law regulates the utilization of seclusion or behavioral restraints in facilities operated by the State Department of Developmental Services, including requiring the reporting of a death or serious injury of a person occurring during, or related to, the use of seclusion or behavioral restraints.
The bill would additionally require those facilities, on a monthly basis, to report to a specified agency, information relating to the number of incidents of the use of behavioral restraints, the duration of time spent per incident of restraint, and the number of times an involuntary emergency medication is used to control behavior.
(13) Existing law generally regulates community crisis homes and enhanced behavioral supports homes, among other types of facilities, to provide developmental and behavioral supportive services. Existing law requires a community crisis home or an enhanced behavioral supports home to be eligible for federal Medicaid home- and community-based services funding.
This bill would exempt a community crisis home or an enhanced behavioral supports home from the requirement to be eligible for this federal funding, if the State Department of Developmental Services approves the use of delayed egress devices with secured perimeters at the home, as specified. The bill would authorize a community crisis home using delayed egress devices to utilize secured perimeters, as specified, and would require the department, no later than December 1, 2017, to develop guidelines regarding the use of restraints or containment in enhanced behavioral support homes, as specified.
(14) Existing law requires the State Department of Developmental Services to establish policies and procedures for the development of an annual community placement plan by regional centers. Existing law requires the department’s policies in this regard to address statewide priorities, plan requirements, and the statutory roles of regional centers, developmental centers, and regional resource development projects in the process of assessing consumers for community living and in the development of community resources.
This bill would require the department to establish guidelines for using community placement plan funds appropriated through the budget process for community resource development to address the needs for services and supports of developmental services consumers living in the community, as specified. The bill would establish procedures for regional centers relating to the proposed use of community development resource funds, would require regional centers to submit to the department quarterly reports on the use of community resource development plan funds, and would require the department to make reports to specified legislative staff and committees in connection with community resource development plans and activities.
(15) Existing law requires all parental fees collected by or for regional centers to be remitted to the State Treasury to be deposited in the Developmental Disabilities Program Development Fund (Program Development Fund), for the purpose of providing resources needed to initiate new programs and expand or convert existing programs. The Program Development Fund is available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the State Department of Developmental Services, and subject to any allocations that may be made in the annual Budget Act. Existing law authorizes the department to allocate funds from the Program Development Fund for any legal purpose, as specified, taking into consideration specified factors.
This bill would specifically authorize the department to allocate funds from the Program Development Fund, to the extent appropriated for that purpose in the annual Budget Act, to fund community resource development projects approved pursuant to the bill, as specified.
(16) The bill would appropriate the sum of $5,622,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Developmental Services for the purposes of carrying out the provisions related to developing community resources.
(17) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2017.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 14670.35 of the Government Code is amended to read:

14670.35.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 14670, the Director of General Services, with the consent of the State Department of Developmental Services, may let in the best interests of the state and at a price which will permit the development of affordable housing for persons eligible under this section, to any person, including but not limited to any corporation or partnership, real property not exceeding 60 acres located within the grounds of Fairview State Hospital, for the purpose of developing affordable housing, which may include manufactured housing, for the employees of Fairview State Hospital, and for a period not to exceed 55 years. The lease authorized by this section shall be nonassignable, except it may be assignable, subject to approval by the Department of General Services and the State Department of Developmental Services, to a partnership in which the lessee has an interest of not less than 50 percent or to an individual, corporation or partnership which has a net worth of at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) and has experience substantially equal to that of the lessee in building, marketing, managing and leasing residences of the type to be built under the lease, and shall be subject to review every five years by the Director of General Services, to assure the state that the original purposes of the lease are being carried out.

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(b) In the event of default by the lessee under the terms of the lease, the state shall take all necessary steps to cure the default but in no event shall state general funds, except funds collected pursuant to Section 15863, be expended to operate the property.

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(c) (1) The housing developed pursuant to this section shall be available for the employees of Fairview State Hospital and to provide transitional housing for patient-clients of Fairview State Hospital returning to the community; provided that the housing available for transitional housing for patient-clients shall not be in excess of 10 percent of the units developed. In the event that vacancies occur in the units which cannot be filled by either employees of Fairview State Hospital or transitional patient-clients, then the units may be made available to persons who are in need of affordable housing and whose incomes do not exceed 80 percent of the median income for Orange County as that income may be defined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Should any vacancies exist in excess of 60 days after lessee has conducted a marketing program in cooperation with the Orange County Housing Authority and approved by the State Department of Developmental Services, and during the 60 days the vacancies were made available to employees, transitional patient-clients and persons whose incomes do not exceed 80 percent of the median income for Orange County, then, upon approval by the State Department of Developmental Services, the vacant units may be made available to any persons employed in the City of Costa Mesa.
(2) The housing developed for employees of Fairview State Hospital or transitional patient-clients pursuant to paragraph (1) shall first be available for individuals with developmental disabilities receiving services from a regional center pursuant to Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 4500) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and then to individuals in need of affordable housing as described in this subdivision.
(d) The Director of General Services, with the approval of the State Department of Developmental Services, shall, no later than July 1, 2017, amend the existing lease established pursuant to subdivision (a) to include a portion of the Fairview Developmental Center property in the area of Mark Lane for the purpose of developing additional housing units to serve individuals with developmental disabilities. The amendment shall provide that the additional acreage is subject to the existing lease conditions. The amendment shall require that a management agreement between the lessee and the State Department of Developmental Services be established, including terms and conditions determined by the Director of Developmental Services to be in the best interests of the state. The management agreement shall allow the State Department of Developmental Services to determine the type of housing units to be developed and whether housing is developed by renovation of existing units or construction of new units suitable for providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The management agreement shall also give the State Department of Developmental Services the right of first refusal for all housing established pursuant to this section on the subject acreage.

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(e) The Legislature finds and declares that the provision of decent and affordable housing for state employees and transitional patients, i.e. clients of state mental hospitals, is a public purpose of great statewide importance.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1180.2 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1180.2.
 (a) This section shall apply to the state hospitals operated by the State Department of State Hospitals and facilities operated by the State Department of Developmental Services that utilize seclusion or behavioral restraints.
(b) The State Department of State Hospitals and the State Department of Developmental Services shall develop technical assistance and training programs to support the efforts of facilities described in subdivision (a) to reduce or eliminate the use of seclusion and behavioral restraints in those facilities.
(c) Technical assistance and training programs should be designed with the input of stakeholders, including clients and direct care staff, and should be based on best practices that lead to the avoidance of the use of seclusion and behavioral restraints, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Conducting an intake assessment that is consistent with facility policies and that includes issues specific to the use of seclusion and behavioral restraints as specified in Section 1180.4.
(2) Utilizing strategies to engage clients collaboratively in assessment, avoidance, and management of crisis situations in order to prevent incidents of the use of seclusion and behavioral restraints.
(3) Recognizing and responding appropriately to underlying reasons for escalating behavior.
(4) Utilizing conflict resolution, effective communication, deescalation, and client-centered problem solving strategies that diffuse and safely resolve emerging crisis situations.
(5) Individual treatment planning that identifies risk factors, positive early intervention strategies, and strategies to minimize time spent in seclusion or behavioral restraints. Individual treatment planning should include input from the person affected.
(6) While minimizing the duration of time spent in seclusion or behavioral restraints, using strategies to mitigate the emotional and physical discomfort and ensure the safety of the person involved in seclusion or behavioral restraints, including input from the person about what would alleviate his or her distress.
(7) Training in conducting an effective debriefing meeting as specified in Section 1180.5, including the appropriate persons to involve, the voluntary participation of the person who has been in seclusion or behavioral restraints, and strategic interventions to engage affected persons in the process. The training should include strategies that result in maximum participation and comfort for the involved parties to identify factors that lead to the use of seclusion and behavioral restraints and factors that would reduce the likelihood of future incidents.
(d) (1) The State Department of State Hospitals and the State Department of Developmental Services shall take steps to establish a system of mandatory, consistent, timely, and publicly accessible data collection regarding the use of seclusion and behavioral restraints in facilities described in this section. It is the intent of the Legislature that data be compiled in a manner that allows for standard statistical comparison.
(2) The State Department of State Hospitals and the State Department of Developmental Services shall develop a mechanism for making this information publicly available on the Internet.
(3) Data collected pursuant to this section shall include all of the following:
(A) The number of deaths that occur while persons are in seclusion or behavioral restraints, or where it is reasonable to assume that a death was proximately related to the use of seclusion or behavioral restraints.
(B) The number of serious injuries sustained by persons while in seclusion or subject to behavioral restraints.
(C) The number of serious injuries sustained by staff that occur during the use of seclusion or behavioral restraints.
(D) The number of incidents of seclusion.
(E) The number of incidents of use of behavioral restraints.
(F) The duration of time spent per incident in seclusion.
(G) The duration of time spent per incident subject to behavioral restraints.
(H) The number of times an involuntary emergency medication is used to control behavior, as defined by the State Department of State Hospitals.
(e) A facility described in subdivision (a) shall report each death or serious injury of a person occurring during, or related to, the use of seclusion or behavioral restraints. This report shall be made to the agency designated in subdivision (i) of Section 4900 of the Welfare and Institutions Code no later than the close of the business day following the death or injury. The report shall include the encrypted identifier of the person involved, and the name, street address, and telephone number of the facility.
(f) A facility described in subdivision (a) and that is operated by the State Department of Developmental Services shall not place any individual with a developmental disability in seclusion.
(g) (1) On a monthly basis, a facility described in subdivision (a) that is operated by the State Department of Developmental Services shall report to the protection and advocacy agency described in subdivision (i) of Section 4900 all of the following:
(A) The number of incidents of the use of behavioral restraints and the duration of time spent per incident of restraint.
(B) 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.

SEC. 3.

 Section 1180.4 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1180.4.
 (a) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall conduct an initial assessment of each person prior to a placement decision or upon admission to the facility, or as soon thereafter as possible. This assessment shall include input from the person and from someone whom he or she desires to be present, such as a family member, significant other, or authorized representative designated by the person, and if the desired third party can be present at the time of admission. This assessment shall also include, based on the information available at the time of initial assessment, all of the following:
(1) A person’s advance directive regarding deescalation or the use of seclusion or behavioral restraints.
(2) Identification of early warning signs, triggers, and precipitants that cause a person to escalate, and identification of the earliest precipitant of aggression for persons with a known or suspected history of aggressiveness, or persons who are currently aggressive.
(3) Techniques, methods, or tools that would help the person control his or her behavior.
(4) Preexisting medical conditions or any physical disabilities or limitations that would place the person at greater risk during restraint or seclusion.
(5) Any trauma history, including any history of sexual or physical abuse that the affected person feels is relevant.
(b) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 may use seclusion or behavioral restraints for behavioral emergencies only when a person’s behavior presents an imminent danger of serious harm to self or others.
(c) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall not use either of the following:
(1) A physical restraint or containment technique that obstructs a person’s respiratory airway or impairs the person’s breathing or respiratory capacity, including techniques in which a staff member places pressure on a person’s back or places his or her body weight against the person’s torso or back.
(2) A pillow, blanket, or other item covering the person’s face as part of a physical or mechanical restraint or containment process.
(d) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall not use physical or mechanical restraint or containment on a person who has a known medical or physical condition and there is reason to believe that the use would endanger the person’s life or seriously exacerbate the person’s medical condition.
(e) (1) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall not use prone mechanical restraint on a person at risk for positional asphyxiation as a result of one of the following risk factors that are known to the provider:
(A) Obesity.
(B) Pregnancy.
(C) Agitated delirium or excited delirium syndromes.
(D) Cocaine, methamphetamine, or alcohol intoxication.
(E) Exposure to pepper spray.
(F) Preexisting heart disease, including, but not limited to, an enlarged heart or other cardiovascular disorders.
(G) Respiratory conditions, including emphysema, bronchitis, or asthma.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply when written authorization has been provided by a physician, made to accommodate a person’s stated preference for the prone position or because the physician judges other clinical risks to take precedence. The written authorization may not be a standing order, and shall be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the physician.
(f) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall avoid the deliberate use of prone containment techniques whenever possible, utilizing the best practices in early intervention techniques, such as deescalation. If prone containment techniques are used in an emergency situation, a staff member shall observe the person for any signs of physical duress throughout the use of prone containment. Whenever possible, the staff member monitoring the person shall not be involved in restraining the person.
(g) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall not place a person in a facedown position with the person’s hands held or restrained behind the person’s back.
(h) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall not use physical restraint or containment as an extended procedure. A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 4684.80 of the Welfare and Institutions Code that is licensed by the State Department of Social Services shall not use physical restraint or containment for more than 15 consecutive minutes. The department may, by regulation, authorize an exception to the 15 minute maximum duration if necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of residents or others from risk of imminent serious physical harm. harm and the use of physical restraint or containment conforms to the facility program plan approved by the State Department of Developmental Services pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 4684.81 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(i) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall keep under constant, face-to-face human observation a person who is in seclusion and in any type of behavioral restraint at the same time. Observation by means of video camera may be utilized only in facilities that are already permitted to use video monitoring under federal regulations specific to that facility.
(j) A facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 or subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 shall afford to persons who are restrained the least restrictive alternative and the maximum freedom of movement, while ensuring the physical safety of the person and others, and shall use the least number of restraint points.
(k) A person in a facility described in subdivision (a) of Section 1180.2 and subdivision (a) of Section 1180.3 has the right to be free from the use of seclusion and behavioral restraints of any form imposed as a means of coercion, discipline, convenience, or retaliation by staff. This right includes, but is not limited to, the right to be free from the use of a drug used in order to control behavior or to restrict the person’s freedom of movement, if that drug is not a standard treatment for the person’s medical or psychiatric condition.

SEC. 4.

 Section 10430 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

10430.
 This chapter does not apply to any of the following:
(a) The Regents of the University of California and the Trustees of the California State University, except that Article 9 (commencing with Section 10420) shall apply to the Trustees of the California State University.
(b) (1) Transactions covered under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12100), except that Sections 10365.5, 10410, and 10411 shall apply to all transactions under that chapter.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), Section 10365.5 shall not apply to incidental advice or suggestions made outside of the scope of a consulting services contract.
(3) (A) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), Section 10365.5 shall not apply to a contract that is part of a single competitive procurement conducted in more than one stage for information technology goods or services, when the Director of the Department of General Services and the Chief Information Officer determine that there is no conflict of interest under Section 10365.5 and that it is in the best interest of the state to utilize this procurement method. Nothing in this section shall preclude the applicability of Section 12112 to this procurement method.
(B) The Department of General Services shall annually submit a report on its Internet Web site describing each determination granted pursuant to subparagraph (A), listing the basis for the determination, and disclosing the total amount of money paid or to be paid to the contractor under the contract that was the subject of the determination. The department shall provide notice to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 30 days of the posting of the report.
(C) For purposes of this paragraph, “information technology” means information technology goods or services, or both, as appropriate.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, any entity exempted from Section 10295. However, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall be governed by this chapter, except as provided in Sections 10295, 10335, and 10389. The Department of Water Resources shall be governed by this chapter, except as provided in Sections 10295.6, 10304.1, 10335, and 10340.
(d) Transactions covered under Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 4525) of Division 5 of Title 1 of the Government Code.
(e) Except as provided for in subdivision (c), members of boards or commissions who receive no payment other than payment for each meeting of the board or commission, payment for preparatory time, and payment for per diem.
(f) The emergency purchase of protective vests for correctional peace officers whose duties require routine contact with state prison inmates. This subdivision shall remain operative only until January 1, 1987.
(g) Spouses of state officers or employees and individuals and entities that employ spouses of state officers and employees, that are vendored to provide services to regional center clients pursuant to Section 4648 of the Welfare and Institutions Code if the vendor of services, in that capacity, does not receive any material financial benefit, distinguishable from the benefit to the public generally, from any governmental decision made by the state officer or employee.
(h) Subject to the approval of the Director of Developmental Services, or his or her designee, a state employee of the department who is qualified to provide necessary services for regional center consumers, for the purpose of that employee becoming consumers and has entered into a contract with a vendor of a regional center pursuant to Section 4648 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. regional center for the purpose of developing regional center services. The state employee shall terminate employment with any state agency or department before providing certification to the regional center pursuant to paragraph (9) of subdivision (a) of Section 54326 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, as part of the vendorization process. services funded by the state, as specified in Section 10410, to one or more regional center consumers. A contract entered into by a regional center and a state employee, in his or her capacity as a private citizen, to become a vendor of the develop regional center services does not constitute a state contract within the meaning of Section 1090 of the Government Code. Accordingly, the state employee has no financial interest in a state contract under these circumstances.

SEC. 5.

 Section 4418.25 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4418.25.
 (a) (1) The department shall establish policies and procedures for the development of an annual community placement plan by regional centers. The community placement plan shall be based upon an individual program plan process as referred to in subdivision (a) of Section 4418.3 and shall be linked to the development of the annual State Budget. The department’s policies shall address statewide priorities, plan requirements, and the statutory roles of regional centers, developmental centers, and regional resource development projects in the process of assessing consumers for community living and in the development of community resources.
(2) (A) In addition to the existing priorities to support the closure of the developmental centers and the development of services and supports to transition individuals from restrictive settings, including institutions for mental disease, the department also shall establish guidelines by which community placement plan funds appropriated through the budget process may be utilized for community resource development to address the needs for services and supports of consumers living in the community in accordance with Section 4679.
(B) The department may allocate funds to regional centers for purposes of community resource development as provided in this paragraph when the department determines that sufficient funding has been appropriated and reserved for a fiscal year for development of the resources that are necessary to address the needs of persons moving from a developmental center pursuant to Section 4474.11, and no sooner than 30 days after the department has provided notice of this determination to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature.
(b) (1) To reduce reliance on developmental centers and mental health facilities, including institutions for mental disease as described in Part 5 (commencing with Section 5900) of Division 5, for which federal funding is not available, and out-of-state placements, the department shall establish a statewide specialized resource service that does all of the following:
(A) Tracks the availability of specialty residential beds and services.
(B) Tracks the availability of specialty clinical services.
(C) Coordinates the need for specialty services and supports in conjunction with regional centers.
(D) Identifies, subject to federal reimbursement, developmental center services and supports that can be made available to consumers residing in the community, when no other community resource has been identified.
(2) By September 1, 2012, regional centers shall provide the department with information about all specialty resources developed with the use of community placement plan funds and shall make these resources available to other regional centers.
(3) When allocating funding for community placement plans, priority shall be given to the development of needed statewide specialty services and supports, including regional community crisis homes.
(4) If approved by the director, funding may be allocated to facilities that meet the criteria of Sections 1267.75 and 1531.15 of the Health and Safety Code.
(5) The department shall not provide community placement plan funds to develop programs that are ineligible for federal funding participation unless approved by the director.
(c) (1) The community placement plan shall provide for dedicated funding for comprehensive assessments of developmental center residents, for identified costs of moving individuals from developmental centers to the community, and for deflection of individuals from developmental center admission. The plans shall, where appropriate, include budget requests for regional center operations, assessments, resource development, and ongoing placement costs. These budget requests are intended to provide supplemental funding to regional centers. The plan is not intended to limit the department’s or regional centers’ responsibility to otherwise conduct assessments and individualized program planning, and to provide needed services and supports in the least restrictive, most integrated setting in accord with the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 4500)).
(2) (A) Regional centers shall complete a comprehensive assessment of any consumer residing in a developmental center on July 1, 2012, who meets both of the following criteria:
(i) The consumer is not committed pursuant to Section 1370.1 of the Penal Code.
(ii) The consumer has not had such an assessment in the prior two years.
(B) The assessment shall include input from the regional center, the consumer, and, when appropriate, the consumer’s family, legal guardian, conservator, or authorized representative, and shall identify the types of community-based services and supports available to the consumer that would enable the consumer to move to a community setting. Necessary services and supports not currently available in the community setting shall be considered for development pursuant to community placement planning and funding.
(C) Regional centers shall specify in the annual community placement plan how they will complete the required assessment and the timeframe for completing the assessment for each consumer. Initial assessments pursuant to this paragraph for individuals residing in a developmental center on July 1, 2012, shall be completed by December 31, 2015, unless a regional center demonstrates to the department that an extension of time is necessary and the department grants such an extension.
(D) The assessment completed in the prior two years, or the assessment completed pursuant to the requirements of this section, including any updates pursuant to subparagraph (E), shall be provided to both of the following:
(i) The individual program planning team and clients’ rights advocate for the regional center in order to assist the planning team in determining the least restrictive environment for the consumer.
(ii) The superior court with jurisdiction over the consumer’s placement at the developmental center, including the consumer’s attorney of record and other parties known to the regional center. For judicial proceedings pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 6, the comprehensive assessment shall be included in the regional center’s written report required by Section 6504.5. For all other proceedings, the regional center shall provide the comprehensive assessment to the court and parties to the case at least 14 days in advance of any regularly scheduled judicial review. This clause shall not apply to consumers committed pursuant to Section 1370.1 of the Penal Code.
(E) The assessments described in subparagraph (D) shall be updated annually as part of the individual program planning process for as long as the consumer resides in the developmental center. To the extent appropriate, the regional center shall also provide relevant information from the statewide specialized resource service. The regional center shall notify the clients’ rights advocate for the regional center of the time, date, and location of each individual program plan meeting that includes discussion of the results of the comprehensive assessment and updates to that assessment. The regional center shall provide this notice as soon as practicable following the completion of the comprehensive assessment or update and not less than 30 calendar days prior to the meeting. The clients’ rights advocate may participate in the meeting unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf.
(d) The department shall review, negotiate, and approve regional center community placement plans for feasibility and reasonableness, including recognition of each regional centers’ current developmental center population and their corresponding placement level, as well as each regional centers’ need to develop new and innovative service models. The department shall hold regional centers accountable for the development and implementation of their approved plans. The regional centers shall report, as required by the department, on the outcomes of their plans. The department shall make aggregate performance data for each regional center available, upon request, as well as data on admissions to, and placements from, each developmental center.
(e) Funds allocated by the department to a regional center for a community placement plan developed under this section shall be controlled through the regional center contract to ensure that the funds are expended for the purposes allocated. Funds allocated for community placement plans that are not used for that purpose may be transferred to Item 4300-003-0001 for expenditure in the state developmental centers if their population exceeds the budgeted level. Any unspent funds shall revert to the General Fund.
(f) Commencing May 1, 2013, and then on April 1, 2014, and on April 1 annually thereafter, the department shall provide to the fiscal and appropriate policy committees of the Legislature, and to the contractor for regional center clients’ rights advocacy services under Section 4433, information on efforts to serve consumers with challenging service needs, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) For each regional center, the number of consumers admitted to each developmental center, including the legal basis for the admissions.
(2) For each regional center, the number of consumers described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 7505 who were admitted to Fairview Developmental Center by court order pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 6, and the number and lengths of stay of consumers, including those who have transitioned back to a community living arrangement.
(3) Outcome data related to the assessment process set forth in Section 4418.7, including the number of consumers who received assessments pursuant to Section 4418.7 and the outcomes of the assessments. Each regional center, commencing March 1, 2013, and then on February 1, 2014, and on February 1 annually thereafter, shall provide the department with information on alternative community services and supports provided to those consumers who were able to remain in the community following the assessments, and the unmet service needs that resulted in any consumers being admitted to Fairview Developmental Center.
(4) Progress in the development of needed statewide specialty services and supports, including regional community crisis options, as provided in paragraph (3) of subdivision (b). Each regional center shall provide the department with a report containing the information described in this paragraph commencing March 1, 2013, and then on February 1, 2014, and on February 1 annually thereafter.
(5) Progress in reducing reliance on mental health facilities ineligible for federal Medicaid funding, and out-of-state placements, including information on the utilization of those facilities, which shall include, by regional center, all of the following:
(A) The total number and age range of consumers placed in those facilities.
(B) The number of admissions.
(C) The reasons for admissions by category, including, but not limited to, incompetent-to-stand-trial (IST) commitment, Section 6500 commitment, crisis stabilization, and lack of appropriate community placement.
(D) The lengths of stay of consumers.
(E) The type of facility.
(6) Information on the utilization of facilities serving consumers with challenging service needs that utilize delayed egress devices and secured perimeters, pursuant to Section 1267.75 or 1531.15 of the Health and Safety Code, including the number of admissions, reasons for admissions, and lengths of stay of consumers, including those who have transitioned to less restrictive living arrangements.
(7) If applicable, any recommendations regarding additional rate exceptions or modifications beyond those allowed for under existing law that the department identifies as necessary to meet the needs of consumers with challenging service needs.
(g) Each regional center, commencing March 1, 2013, and then on February 1, 2014, and on February 1 annually thereafter, shall provide information to the department regarding the facilities described in paragraph (6) of subdivision (f), including, but not limited to, the number of admissions, reasons for admissions, and lengths of stay of consumers, including those who have transitioned to less restrictive living arrangements.
(h) Each institution for mental disease that has admitted a regional center consumer in the preceding year shall report on February 1, 2016, and on February 1 annually thereafter, to the contractor for regional center clients’ rights advocacy services under Section 4433, all of the following:
(A) The total number and age of consumers placed in that facility.
(B) The number of admissions.
(C) The reasons for admissions by category.
(D) The lengths of stay of consumers.
(E) The funding source.

SEC. 6.

 Section 4418.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4418.7.
 (a) (1) If the regional center determines, or is informed by the consumer’s parents, legal guardian, conservator, or authorized representative that the community placement of a consumer is at risk of failing, and that admittance to a state developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility is a likelihood, or the regional center is notified by a court of a potential admission to a developmental center consistent with Section 7505, the regional center shall immediately notify the appropriate regional resource development project, the consumer, the consumer’s parents, legal guardian, or conservator, and the regional center clients’ rights advocate.
(2) For purposes of this section, notification to the clients’ rights advocate for the consumer’s regional center shall include a copy of the most recent comprehensive assessment or updated assessment, and the time, date, and location of an individual program plan meeting held pursuant to subdivision (b). The regional center shall provide this notice as soon as practicable practicable, but not less than seven calendar days prior to the meeting.
(b) In these cases, the regional resource development project shall immediately arrange for an assessment of the situation, including, visiting the consumer, if appropriate, determining barriers to successful integration, and recommending the most appropriate means necessary to assist the consumer to remain in the community. The regional center shall request assistance from the statewide specialized resource service pursuant to Section 4418.25 4418.25, as necessary necessary, in order to determine the most appropriate means necessary to assist the consumer to remain in the community and shall provide the information obtained from the statewide specialized resource service to the regional resource developmental project. If, based on the assessment, the regional resource development project determines that additional or different services and supports are necessary, the department shall ensure that the regional center provides those services and supports on an emergency basis. An individual program plan meeting, including the regional resource development project’s representative, shall be convened as soon as possible to review the emergency services and supports and determine the consumer’s ongoing needs for services and supports. The regional resource development project shall follow up with the regional center as to the success of the recommended interventions until the consumer’s living arrangement is stable.
(c) (1) If the regional resource development project determines, based on the assessment conducted pursuant to subdivision (b), that the consumer referred to the regional resource development project by the court cannot be safely served in the developmental center, center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility, the department shall notify the court in writing.
(2) (A) If the regional resource development project, in consultation with the regional center, the consumer, and the consumer’s parents, legal guardian, or conservator, when appropriate, determines that admittance to a state developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility is necessary due to an acute crisis, as defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d), the regional center shall immediately pursue the obtainment of a court order for short-term admission and crisis stabilization.
(B) (i) The regional resource development project, in consultation with the regional center, the consumer, and, when appropriate, the consumer’s parents, legal guardian, conservator, or authorized representative, shall not make a determination that admittance to a state developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility is necessary due to an acute crisis crisis, as defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) (d), unless the determination includes a regional center report detailing all considered community-based services and supports, including a community crisis home certified pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 4698) of Chapter 6 of Division 4.5, and an explanation of why those options could not meet the consumer’s needs at the time of such a determination.
(ii) For purposes of complying with clause (i), the regional center shall not be required to consider out-of-state placements or mental health facilities, including institutions for mental disease, as described in Part 5 (commencing with Section 5900) of Division 5, that are ineligible for federal Medicaid funding.
(d) (1) For purposes of this section, an “acute crisis” means a situation in which the consumer meets the criteria of Section 6500 and, as a result of the consumer’s behavior, all of the following are met:
(A) There is imminent risk for substantial harm to self or others.
(B) The service and support needs of the consumer cannot be met in the community, including with supplemental services services, as set forth in subparagraph (E) (F) of paragraph (9) of subdivision (a) of Section 4648 4648, and emergency and crisis intervention services services, as set forth in paragraph (10) of subdivision (a) of Section 4648.
(C) Due to serious and potentially life-threatening conditions, the consumer requires a more restrictive environment for crisis stabilization.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), out-of-state placements or mental health facilities and other facilities, including institutions for mental disease, as described in Part 5 (commencing with Section 5900) of Division 5, for which federal Medicaid funding is not available, shall not be deemed to be supplemental services or emergency and crisis intervention services.
(e) When an admission occurs due to an acute crisis, all of the following shall apply:
(1) As soon as possible following admission to a developmental center, center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility, a comprehensive assessment shall be completed by the regional center in coordination with the developmental center. center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility. The comprehensive assessment shall include the identification of the services and supports needed for crisis stabilization and the timeline for identifying or developing the services and supports needed to transition the consumer back to the community. The regional center shall immediately submit a copy of the comprehensive assessment to the committing court. Immediately following the assessment, and not later than 30 days following admission, the regional center and the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility shall jointly convene an individual program plan meeting to determine the services and supports needed for crisis stabilization and to develop a plan to transition the consumer into community living pursuant to Section 4418.3. The clients’ rights advocate for the regional center shall be notified of the admission and the individual program plan meeting and may participate in the individual program plan meeting unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf.
(2) If transition is not expected within 90 days of admission, an individual program plan meeting shall be held to discuss the status of transition and to determine if the consumer is still in need of crisis stabilization. If crisis services continue to be necessary, the regional center shall submit to the department an updated transition plan and a request for an extension of stay at the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility of up to 90 days.
(3) (A) A consumer shall reside in the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility no longer than six months before being placed into a community living arrangement pursuant to Section 4418.3, unless, prior to the end of the six months, all of the following have occurred:
(i) The regional center has conducted an additional comprehensive assessment based on information provided by the regional center, and the department determines that the consumer continues to be in an acute crisis.
(ii) The individual program planning team has developed a plan that identifies the specific services and supports necessary to transition the consumer into the community, and the plan includes a timeline to obtain or develop those services and supports.
(iii) The committing court has reviewed and, if appropriate, extended the commitment.
(B) The clients’ rights advocate for the regional center shall be notified of the proposed extension pursuant to clause (iii) of subparagraph (A) and the individual program plan meeting to consider the extension, and may participate in the individual program plan meeting unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf.
(C) (i) In no event shall a consumer’s placement at the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility exceed one year unless both of the following occur:
(I) The regional center demonstrates significant progress toward implementing the plan specified in clause (ii) of subparagraph (A) identifying the specific services and supports necessary to transition the consumer into the community.
(II) Extraordinary circumstances exist beyond the regional center’s control that have prevented the regional center from obtaining those services and supports within the timeline based on the plan.
(ii) If both of the circumstances described in subclauses (I) and (II) exist, the regional center may request, and the committing court may grant, an additional extension of the commitment, not to exceed 30 days.
(D) Consumers placed in the community after admission to a developmental center pursuant to this section shall be considered to have moved from a developmental center for purposes of Section 4640.6.
(f) The department shall collect data on the outcomes of efforts to assist at-risk consumers to remain in the community. The department shall make aggregate data on the implementation of the requirements of this section available, upon request.
(g) (1) Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, commencing July 1, 2012, and until December 31, 2014, Fairview Developmental Center shall be the only developmental center authorized to admit a consumer pursuant to a court order for an acute crisis crisis, as described in this section.
(2) Commencing January 1, 2015, admissions to a developmental center pursuant to a court order for an acute crisis crisis, as described in this section section, shall be limited to the acute crisis center at the Fairview Developmental Center and the acute crisis center at the Sonoma Developmental Center.
(h) The acute crisis center at the Fairview Developmental Center and the acute crisis center at the Sonoma Developmental Center shall each consist of one unit that is distinct from other residential units at the developmental center and shall each serve no more than five consumers. Crisis center residents may participate in day, work, and recreation programs, and other developmental center facility activities, outside of the acute crisis unit, when the individual program plan identifies it is appropriate and consistent with the individual’s treatment plan. The acute crisis centers shall assist the consumer with transitioning back to his or her prior residence, or an alternative community-based residential setting, within the timeframe described in this section.

SEC. 7.

 Section 4427.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4427.5.
 (a) (1) A developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility shall immediately, but no later than within two hours of the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility observing, obtaining knowledge of, or suspecting abuse, report the following incidents involving a resident to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the city or county in which the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility is located, regardless of whether the Office of Protective Services has investigated the facts and circumstances relating to the incident:
(A) A death.
(B) A sexual assault, as defined in Section 15610.63.
(C) An assault with a deadly weapon, as described in Section 245 of the Penal Code, by a nonresident of the developmental center. center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility.
(D) An assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, as described in Section 245 of the Penal Code.
(E) An injury to the genitals when the cause of the injury is undetermined.
(F) A broken bone when the cause of the break is undetermined.
(2) If the incident is reported to the law enforcement agency by telephone, a written report of the incident shall also be submitted to the agency, within two working days.
(3) The reporting requirements of this subdivision are in addition to, and do not substitute for, the reporting requirements of mandated reporters, and any other reporting and investigative duties of the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility and the department as required by law.
(4) This section does not prevent the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility from reporting any other criminal act constituting a danger to the health or safety of the residents of the developmental center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility to the local law enforcement agency.
(b) (1) The department shall report to the agency described in subdivision (i) of Section 4900 any of the following incidents involving a resident of a developmental center: center or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility:
(A) Any unexpected or suspicious death, regardless of whether the cause is immediately known.
(B) Any allegation of sexual assault, as defined in Section 15610.63, in which the alleged perpetrator is an employee or contractor of a developmental center or department employee or contractor. State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility.
(C) 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 is implicated.
(2) A report pursuant to this subdivision shall be made no later than the close of the first business day following the discovery of the reportable incident. The report shall include the unique identifier of the person involved, and the name, street address, and telephone number of the facility.
(c) The department shall do both of the following:
(1) Annually provide written information to every employee of a developmental center employee or State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility regarding all of the following:
(A) The statutory and departmental requirements for mandatory reporting of suspected or known abuse.
(B) The rights and protections afforded to individuals’ reporting of suspected or known abuse.
(C) The penalties for failure to report suspected or known abuse.
(D) The telephone numbers for reporting suspected or known abuse or neglect to designated investigators of the department and to local law enforcement agencies.
(2) On or before August 1, 2001, in consultation with employee organizations, advocates, consumers, and family members, develop a poster that encourages staff, residents, and visitors to report suspected or known abuse and provides information on how to make these reports.
(d) A failure to report an incident under subdivision (a) shall be deemed a class B violation as provided in Section 1424.6 of the Health and Safety Code if the incident occurs in a distinct part long-term health care facility. If the incident occurs in the general acute care hospital or acute psychiatric hospital portion of the developmental center, a failure to report the incident under subdivision (a) shall be subject to a civil penalty specified in Section 1280.4 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEC. 8.

 Section 4474.15 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4474.15.
 (a) The State Department of Developmental Services shall include an update to the Legislature in the 2017–18 May Revision regarding how the department will provide access to crisis services after the closure of a developmental center and how the state will maintain its role in providing residential services to those whom private sector vendors cannot or will not serve. As part of this plan, the department shall assess the option of expanding the community state staff program authorized in Section 4474.2 to allow the department’s employees to serve as regional crisis management teams that provide assessment, consultation, and resolution for persons with developmental disabilities in crisis in the community.
(b) The State Department of Developmental Services shall post on its Internet Web site a monthly progress report regarding the development of residential capacity by each regional center. The report shall include information on monthly targets for individuals moving out of a developmental center based on transition activities and community resource development activities by each regional center. The report shall also provide an explanation of any targets that have not been met.
(c) Commencing July 1, 2017, and until December 31, 2020, the State Department of Developmental Services shall provide quarterly updates to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature on the steps foreseen, planned, and completed in the development of services under the department’s update to the Legislature pursuant to subdivision (a), including any planned services or residences intended to facilitate transitions or diversions from institutes for mental disease, or other restrictive settings in the community, or the secure treatment program at Porterville Developmental Center. These updates may be made in conjunction with planned quarterly updates on closure activities for developmental centers.

(c)

(d) (1) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivision (a) is inoperative on January 1, 2020, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SEC. 9.

 Section 4519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4519.5.
 (a) The department and the regional centers shall annually collaborate to compile data in a uniform manner relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure by each regional center with respect to all of the following:
(1) The age of the consumer, categorized by the following:
(A) Birth to two years of age, inclusive.
(B) Three to 21 years of age, inclusive.
(C) Twenty-two years of age and older.
(2) Race or ethnicity of the consumer.
(3) Primary language spoken by the consumer, and other related details, as feasible.
(4) Disability detail, in accordance with the categories established by subdivision (a) of Section 4512, and, if applicable, a category specifying that the disability is unknown.
(5) Residence type, subcategorized by age, race or ethnicity, and primary language.
(6) Number of instances when the written copy of the individual program plan was provided at the request of the consumer and, when appropriate, his or her parents, legal guardian or conservator, or authorized representative, in a language other than a threshold language, as defined by paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 1810.410 of Title 9 of the California Code of Regulations, if that written copy was provided more than 60 days after the request.
(b) The data reported pursuant to subdivision (a) shall also include the number and percentage of individuals, categorized by age, race or ethnicity, and disability, and by residence type, as set forth in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a), who have been determined to be eligible for regional center services, but are not receiving purchase of service funds.
(c) By March 31, 2013, each regional center shall post the data described in this section that is are specific to the regional center on its Internet Web site. Commencing on December 31, 2013, each regional center shall annually post this these data by December 31. Each regional center shall maintain all previous years’ data on its Internet Web site.
(d) By March 31, 2013, the department shall post the information described in this section on a statewide basis on its Internet Web site. Commencing December 31, 2013, the department shall annually post this information by December 31. The department shall maintain all previous years’ data on its Internet Web site. The department shall also post notice of any regional center stakeholder meetings on its Internet Web site.
(e) Within three months of compiling the data with the department, and annually thereafter, each regional center shall meet with stakeholders in one or more public meetings regarding the data. The meeting or meetings shall be held separately from any meetings held pursuant to Section 4660. The regional center shall provide participants of these meetings with the data and any associated information related to improvements in the provision of developmental services to underserved communities and shall conduct a discussion of the data and the associated information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate for that community, including providing alternative communication services, as required by Sections 11135 to 11139.7, inclusive, of the Government Code and implementing regulations. Regional centers shall inform the department of the scheduling of those public meetings 30 days prior to the meeting. Notice of the meetings shall also be posted on the regional center’s Internet Web site 30 days prior to the meeting and shall be sent to individual stakeholders and groups representing underserved communities in a timely manner. Each regional center shall, in holding the meetings required by this subdivision, consider the language needs of the community and shall schedule the meetings at times and locations designed to result in a high turnout by the public and underserved communities.
(f) (1) Each regional center shall annually report to the department regarding its implementation of the requirements of this section. The report shall include, but shall not be limited to, all of the following:
(A) Actions the regional center took to improve public attendance and participation at stakeholder meetings, including, but not limited to, attendance and participation by underserved communities.
(B) Copies of minutes from the meeting and attendee comments.
(C) Whether the data described in this section indicates indicate a need to reduce disparities in the purchase of services among consumers in the regional center’s catchment area. If the data does do indicate that need, the regional center’s recommendations and plan to promote equity, and reduce disparities, in the purchase of services.
(2) Each regional center and the department shall annually post the reports required by paragraph (1) on its Internet Web site by August 31.
(g) (1) The department shall consult with stakeholders, including consumers and families that reflect the ethnic and language diversity of regional center consumers, regional centers, advocates, providers, the protection and advocacy agency described in Section 4901, and those entities designated as University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service pursuant to Section 15061 of Title 42 of the United States Code, to achieve the following objectives:
(A) Review the data compiled pursuant to subdivision (a).
(B) Identify barriers to equitable access to services and supports among consumers and develop recommendations to help reduce disparities in purchase of service expenditures.
(C) Encourage the development and expansion of culturally appropriate services, service delivery, and service coordination.
(D) Identify best practices to reduce disparity and promote equity.
(2) The department shall report the status of its efforts to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (1) during the 2016–17 legislative budget subcommittee hearing process.
(h) (1) Subject to available funding, the department shall allocate funding to regional centers or community-based organizations with department oversight to assist with implementation of the recommendations and plans developed pursuant to subdivisions (f) and (g). Activities funded through these allocations may include, but are not limited to, pay differentials supporting direct care bilingual staff of community-based service providers, parent or caregiver education programs, cultural competency training for regional center staff, outreach to underserved populations, or additional culturally appropriate service types or service delivery models.
(2) Each regional center shall consult with stakeholders regarding activities that may be effective in addressing disparities in the receipt of regional center services and the regional center’s proposed requests for the funding specified in paragraph (1). Each regional center shall identify the stakeholders it consulted with and include information on how it incorporated the input of stakeholders into its requests.
(3) A community-based organization may submit a request for grant funding pursuant to this subdivision. The organization shall submit the request concurrently to the regional center of the jurisdiction in which the organization is located and to the department. The regional center shall provide the department with input regarding the request prior to the department’s final determination on the request.

(3)

(4) The department shall review requests for funding within 45 days from the deadline specified in the department’s guidance to regional centers. centers and community-based organizations.

(4)

(5) Each regional center and community-based organization receiving funding shall report annually to the department department, in the annual report required a manner determined by subdivision (f) the department, on how the funding allocations were used and shall include recommendations of priorities for activities that may be effective in addressing disparities, based on the consultation with stakeholders.
(6) The department shall post the following information on its Internet Web site:
(A) By September 1 of any year in which grant funding is available and has not been allocated, a structure for the grant program, including all of the following information:
(i) How community-based organizations reflecting groups that are disadvantaged by disparities in the purchase of services will be invited to participate in the grant program.
(ii) How statewide strategies were considered.
(iii) How the department will ensure grant funds are not used for activities that regional centers are otherwise required by statute or regulation to conduct.
(iv) How funded activities will be evaluated.
(B) By October 1 of any year in which grant funding is available and has not been allocated, the final invitation for requests for funding or another mechanism through which requests for funding are solicited.
(C) By January 1 of any year in which grant funding has been allocated, a list of grant recipients, funding level per grant, and a description of the funded project.
(D) By May 1 of any year in which the information is available, evaluation results from prior grants. To ensure the department complies with this subparagraph, regional centers and community-based organizations receiving funding shall provide the department, by March 1 of the same year, with an evaluation of funded activities and the effectiveness of those activities in reducing disparities in the purchase of services, to the extent information is available.

SEC. 10.

 Section 4629 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4629.
 (a) The state shall enter into five-year contracts with regional centers, subject to the annual appropriation of funds by the Legislature.
(b) The contracts shall include a provision requiring each regional center to render services in accordance with applicable provision of state laws and regulations.
(c) (1) The contracts shall include annual performance objectives that shall the department determines are necessary to ensure each regional center is complying with the requirement specified in subdivision (b), including, but not limited to, objectives that do both of the following:
(A) Be specific, measurable, and designed to do all of the following:
(i) Assist consumers to achieve life quality outcomes.
(ii) Achieve meaningful progress above the current baselines.
(iii) Develop services and supports identified as necessary to meet identified needs, including culturally and linguistically appropriate services and supports.
(iv) Measure progress in reducing disparities and improving equity in purchase of service expenditures.
(v) Measure progress, and report outcomes, in implementing the Employment First Policy, which may include, but are not limited to, measures addressing both of the following:
(I) Establishment of local partnership agreements between regional centers, local educational agencies, and the Department of Rehabilitation districts.
(II) The provision of information to consumers regarding the Employment First Policy, opportunities for employment, and available supports to achieve integrated competitive employment.
(B) Be developed through a public process as described in the department’s guidelines that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(i) Providing information, in an understandable form, to the community about regional center services and supports, including budget information and baseline data on services and supports and regional center operations.
(ii) Conducting a public meeting where participants can provide input on performance objectives and using focus groups or surveys to collect information from the community.
(iii) Circulating a draft of the performance objectives to the community for input prior to presentation at a regional center board meeting where additional public input will be taken and considered before adoption of the objectives.
(2) In addition to the performance objectives developed pursuant to this section, the department may specify in the performance contract additional areas of service and support that require development or enhancement by the regional center. In determining those areas, the department shall consider public comments from individuals and organizations within the regional center catchment area, the distribution of services and supports within the regional center catchment area, and review how the availability of services and supports in the regional area catchment area compares with other regional center catchment areas.
(d) Each contract with a regional center shall specify steps to be taken to ensure contract compliance, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Incentives that encourage regional centers to meet or exceed performance standards.
(2) Levels of probationary status for regional centers that do not meet, or are at risk of not meeting, performance standards. The department shall require that corrective action be taken by any regional center which that is placed on probation. Corrective action may include, but is not limited to, mandated consultation with designated representatives of the Association of Regional Center Agencies or a management team designated by the department, or both. The department shall establish the specific timeline for the implementation of corrective action and monitor its implementation. When a regional center is placed on probation, the department shall provide the state council and the clients’ rights advocacy contractor identified in Section 4433 with a copy of the correction plan, timeline, and any other action taken by the department relating to the probationary status of the regional center.
(e) In order to evaluate the regional center’s compliance with its contract performance objectives and legal obligations related to those objectives, the department shall do both of the following:
(1) Annually assess each regional center’s achievement of its previous year’s objectives and make the assessment, including baseline data and performance objectives of the individual regional centers, available to the public. The department may make a special commendation of the regional centers that have best engaged the community in the development of contract performance objectives and have made the most meaningful progress in meeting or exceeding contract performance objectives.
(2) Monitor the activities of the regional center to ensure compliance with the provisions of its contracts, including, but not limited to, reviewing all of the following:
(A) The regional center’s public process for compliance with the procedures set forth in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c).
(B) Each regional center’s performance objectives for compliance with the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (c).
(C) Any public comments on regional center performance objectives sent to the department or to the regional centers, and soliciting public input on the public process and final performance standards.
(f) The renewal of each contract shall be contingent upon compliance with the contract including, but not limited to, the performance objectives, as determined through the department’s evaluation.

SEC. 11.

 Section 4646.4 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4646.4.
 (a) Regional centers shall ensure, at the time of development, scheduled review, or modification of a consumer’s individual program plan developed pursuant to Sections 4646 and 4646.5, or of an individualized family service plan pursuant to Section 95020 of the Government Code, the establishment of an internal process. This internal process shall ensure adherence with federal and state law and regulation, and when purchasing services and supports, shall ensure all of the following:
(1) Conformance with the regional center’s purchase of service policies, as approved by the department pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 4434.
(2) Utilization of generic services and supports when appropriate. The individualized family service planning team for infants and toddlers eligible under Section 95014 of the Government Code may determine that a medical service identified in the individualized family service plan is not available through the family’s private health insurance policy or health care service plan and therefore, in compliance with the timely provision of service requirements contained in Part 303 (commencing with Section 303.1) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, will be funded by the regional center.
(3) Utilization of other services and sources of funding as contained in Section 4659.
(4) Consideration of the family’s responsibility for providing similar services and supports for a minor child without disabilities in identifying the consumer’s service and support needs as provided in the least restrictive and most appropriate setting. In this determination, regional centers shall take into account the consumer’s need for extraordinary care, services, supports and supervision, and the need for timely access to this care.
(b) At the time of development, scheduled review, or modification of a consumer’s individual program plan developed pursuant to Sections 4646 and 4646.5, or of an individualized family service plan pursuant to Section 95020 of the Government Code, the consumer, or, where appropriate, the parents, legal guardian, or conservator, shall provide copies of their health benefit cards under which the consumer is eligible to receive health benefits, including, but not limited to, private health insurance, a health care service plan, Medi-Cal, Medicare, and TRICARE. If the individual, or, where appropriate, the parents, legal guardians, or conservators, have no such benefits, the regional center shall not use that fact to negatively impact the services that the individual may or may not receive from the regional center.
(c) Final decisions regarding the consumer’s individual program plan shall be made pursuant to Section 4646.
(d) Final decisions regarding the individual individualized family support service plan shall be made pursuant to Section 95020 of the Government Code.

(e)By no later than April 1, 2009, the department shall provide the fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature with a written update regarding the implementation of this section.

SEC. 12.

 Section 4648 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4648.
 In order to achieve the stated objectives of a consumer’s individual program plan, the regional center shall conduct activities, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(a) Securing needed services and supports.
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature that services and supports assist individuals with developmental disabilities in achieving the greatest self-sufficiency possible and in exercising personal choices. The regional center shall secure services and supports that meet the needs of the consumer, as determined in the consumer’s individual program plan, and within the context of the individual program plan, the planning team shall give highest preference to those services and supports which would allow minors with developmental disabilities to live with their families, adult persons with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community, and that allow all consumers to interact with persons without disabilities in positive, meaningful ways.
(2) In implementing individual program plans, regional centers, through the planning team, shall first consider services and supports in natural community, home, work, and recreational settings. Services and supports shall be flexible and individually tailored to the consumer and, where appropriate, his or her family.
(3) A regional center may, pursuant to vendorization or a contract, purchase services or supports for a consumer from any individual or agency that the regional center and consumer or, when appropriate, his or her parents, legal guardian, or conservator, or authorized representatives, determines will best accomplish all or any part of that consumer’s program plan.
(A) Vendorization or contracting is the process for identification, selection, and utilization of service vendors or contractors, based on the qualifications and other requirements necessary in order to provide the service.
(B) A regional center may reimburse an individual or agency for services or supports provided to a regional center consumer if the individual or agency has a rate of payment for vendored or contracted services established by the department, pursuant to this division, and is providing services pursuant to an emergency vendorization or has completed the vendorization procedures or has entered into a contract with the regional center and continues to comply with the vendorization or contracting requirements. The director shall adopt regulations governing the vendorization process to be utilized by the department, regional centers, vendors, and the individual or agency requesting vendorization.
(C) Regulations shall include, but not be limited to: the vendor application process, and the basis for accepting or denying an application; the qualification and requirements for each category of services that may be provided to a regional center consumer through a vendor; requirements for emergency vendorization; procedures for termination of vendorization; and the procedure for an individual or an agency to appeal any vendorization decision made by the department or regional center.
(D) A regional center may vendorize a licensed facility for exclusive services to persons with developmental disabilities at a capacity equal to or less than the facility’s licensed capacity. A facility already licensed on January 1, 1999, shall continue to be vendorized at their full licensed capacity until the facility agrees to vendorization at a reduced capacity.
(E) Effective July 1, 2009, notwithstanding any other law or regulation, a regional center shall not newly vendor a State Department of Social Services licensed 24-hour residential care facility with a licensed capacity of 16 or more beds, unless the facility qualifies for receipt of federal funds under the Medicaid Program.
(4) Notwithstanding subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3), a regional center may contract or issue a voucher for services and supports provided to a consumer or family at a cost not to exceed the maximum rate of payment for that service or support established by the department. If a rate has not been established by the department, the regional center may, for an interim period, contract for a specified service or support with, and establish a rate of payment for, any provider of the service or support necessary to implement a consumer’s individual program plan. Contracts may be negotiated for a period of up to three years, with annual review and subject to the availability of funds.
(5) In order to ensure the maximum flexibility and availability of appropriate services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities, the department shall establish and maintain an equitable system of payment to providers of services and supports identified as necessary to the implementation of a consumers’ consumer’s individual program plan. The system of payment shall include a provision for a rate to ensure that the provider can meet the special needs of consumers and provide quality services and supports in the least restrictive setting as required by law.
(6) The regional center and the consumer, or when appropriate, his or her parents, legal guardian, conservator, or authorized representative, including those appointed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4541, subdivision (b) of Section 4701.6, or subdivision (e) of Section 4705, shall, pursuant to the individual program plan, consider all of the following when selecting a provider of consumer services and supports:
(A) A provider’s ability to deliver quality services or supports that can accomplish all or part of the consumer’s individual program plan.
(B) A provider’s success in achieving the objectives set forth in the individual program plan.
(C) Where appropriate, the existence of licensing, accreditation, or professional certification.
(D) The cost of providing services or supports of comparable quality by different providers, if available, shall be reviewed, and the least costly available provider of comparable service, including the cost of transportation, who is able to accomplish all or part of the consumer’s individual program plan, consistent with the particular needs of the consumer and family as identified in the individual program plan, shall be selected. In determining the least costly provider, the availability of federal financial participation shall be considered. The consumer shall not be required to use the least costly provider if it will result in the consumer moving from an existing provider of services or supports to more restrictive or less integrated services or supports.
(E) The consumer’s choice of providers, or, when appropriate, the consumer’s parent’s, legal guardian’s, authorized representative’s, or conservator’s choice of providers.
(7) No service or support provided by any agency or individual shall be continued unless the consumer or, when appropriate, his or her parents, legal guardian, or conservator, or authorized representative, including those appointed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4541, subdivision (b) of Section 4701.6, or subdivision (e) of Section 4705, is satisfied and the regional center and the consumer or, when appropriate, the person’s parents or legal guardian or conservator agree that planned services and supports have been provided, and reasonable progress toward objectives have been made.
(8) Regional center funds shall not be used to supplant the budget of any agency that has a legal responsibility to serve all members of the general public and is receiving public funds for providing those services.
(9) (A) A regional center may, directly or through an agency acting on behalf of the center, provide placement in, purchase of, or follow-along services to persons with developmental disabilities in, appropriate community living arrangements, including, but not limited to, support service for consumers in homes they own or lease, foster family placements, health care facilities, and licensed community care facilities. In considering appropriate placement alternatives for children with developmental disabilities, approval by the child’s parent or guardian shall be obtained before placement is made.
(B) Effective July 1, 2012, notwithstanding any other law or regulation, a regional center shall not purchase residential services from a State Department of Social Services licensed 24-hour residential care facility with a licensed capacity of 16 or more beds. This prohibition on regional center purchase of residential services shall not apply to any either of the following:
(i) A residential facility with a licensed capacity of 16 or more beds that has been approved to participate in the department’s Home and Community Based Services Waiver or another existing waiver program or certified to participate in the Medi-Cal program.

(ii)A residential facility service provider that has a written agreement and specific plan prior to July 1, 2012, with the vendoring regional center to downsize the existing facility by transitioning its residential services to living arrangements of 15 beds or less or restructure the large facility to meet federal Medicaid eligibility requirements on or before June 30, 2013.

(iii)

(ii) A residential facility licensed as a mental health rehabilitation center by the State Department of Mental Health or successor agency Care Services under any of the following circumstances:
(I) The facility is eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. reimbursement and the individual’s planning team determines that there are no less restrictive placements appropriate for the individual.

(II)The facility has a department-approved plan in place by June 30, 2013, to transition to a program structure eligible for federal Medicaid funding, and this transition will be completed by June 30, 2014. The department may grant an extension for the date by which the transition will be completed if the facility demonstrates that it has made significant progress toward transition, and states with specificity the timeframe by which the transition will be completed and the specified steps that will be taken to accomplish the transition. A regional center may pay for the costs of care and treatment of a consumer residing in the facility on June 30, 2012, until June 30, 2013, inclusive, and, if the facility has a department-approved plan in place by June 30, 2013, may continue to pay the costs under this subparagraph until June 30, 2014, or until the end of any period during which the department has granted an extension.

(III)

(II) There is an emergency circumstance in which the regional center determines that it cannot locate alternate federally eligible services to meet the consumer’s needs. Under such an emergency circumstance, an assessment shall be completed by the regional center as soon as possible and within 30 days of admission. An individual program plan meeting shall be convened immediately following the assessment to determine the services and supports needed for stabilization and to develop a plan to transition the consumer from the facility into the community. If transition is not expected within 90 days of admission, an individual program plan meeting shall be held to discuss the status of transition and to determine if the consumer is still in need of placement in the facility. Commencing October 1, 2012, this determination shall be made after also considering resource options identified by the statewide specialized resource service. If it is determined that emergency services continue to be necessary, the regional center shall submit an updated transition plan that can cover a period of up to 90 days. In no event shall placements under these emergency circumstances exceed 180 days.
(III) The clients’ rights advocate shall be notified of each admission and individual program planning meeting pursuant to this clause and may participate in all individual program planning meetings unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf. For purposes of this subclause, notification to the clients’ rights advocate shall include a copy of the most recent comprehensive assessment or updated assessment and the time, date, and location of the meeting, and shall be provided as soon as practicable, but not less than seven calendar days prior to the meeting.
(IV) If a consumer is placed in a mental health rehabilitation center by another entity, the mental health rehabilitation center shall inform the regional center of the placement within five days of the date the consumer is admitted. If an individual’s records indicate that he or she is a regional center consumer, the mental health rehabilitation center shall make every effort to contact the local regional center or the department to determine which regional center to provide notice. As soon as possible within 30 days of admission to a mental health rehabilitation center due to an emergency pursuant to subclause II, or within 30 days of notification of admission to a mental health rehabilitation center by an entity other than a regional center, an assessment shall be completed by the regional center.
(C) (i) Effective July 1, 2012, notwithstanding any other law or regulation, a regional center shall not purchase new residential services from, or place a consumer in, institutions for mental disease, as described in Part 5 (commencing with Section 5900) of Division 5, for which federal Medicaid funding is not available. Effective July 1, 2013, this prohibition applies regardless of the availability of federal funding.
(ii) The prohibition described in clause (i) shall not apply to emergencies, as determined by the regional center, when a regional center cannot locate alternate services to meet the consumer’s needs. As soon as possible within 30 days of admission due to an emergency, an assessment shall be completed by the regional center. An individual program plan meeting shall be convened immediately following the assessment, to determine the services and supports needed for stabilization and to develop a plan to transition the consumer from the facility to the community. If transition is not expected within 90 days of admission, an emergency program plan meeting shall be held to discuss the status of the transition and to determine if the consumer is still in need of placement in the facility. If emergency services continue to be necessary, the regional center shall submit an updated transition plan to the department for an extension of up to 90 days. Placement shall not exceed 180 days.
(iii) To the extent feasible, prior to any admission, the regional center shall consider resource options identified by the statewide specialized resource service established pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4418.25.
(iv) The clients’ rights advocate shall be notified of each admission and individual program planning meeting pursuant to this subparagraph and may participate in all individual program planning meetings unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf. For purposes of this clause, notification to the clients’ rights advocate shall include a copy of the most recent comprehensive assessment or updated assessment and the time, date, and location of the meeting, and shall be provided as soon as practicable, but not less than seven calendar days prior to the meeting.
(v) If a consumer is placed in an institution for mental disease by another entity, the institution for mental disease shall inform the regional center of the placement within five days of the date the consumer is admitted. If an individual’s records indicate that he or she is a regional center consumer, the institution for mental disease shall make every effort to contact the local regional center or department to determine which regional center to provide notice. As soon as possible within 30 days of admission to an institution for mental disease due to an emergency pursuant to clause (ii), or within 30 days of notification of admission to an institution for mental disease by an entity other than a regional center, an assessment shall be completed by the regional center.
(vi) Regional centers shall complete a comprehensive assessment of any consumer residing in an institution for mental disease as of July 1, 2012, for which federal Medicaid funding is not available, and for any consumer residing in an institution for mental disease as of July 1, 2013, without regard to federal funding. The comprehensive assessment shall be completed prior to the consumer’s next scheduled individual program plan meeting and shall include identification of the services and supports needed and the timeline for identifying or developing those services needed to transition the consumer back to the community. Effective October 1, 2012, the regional center shall also consider resource options identified by the statewide specialized resource service. For each individual program plan meeting convened pursuant to this subparagraph, the clients’ rights advocate for the regional center shall be notified of the meeting and may participate in the meeting unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf. For purposes of this clause, notification to the clients’ rights advocate shall include the time, date, and location of the meeting, and shall be provided as soon as practicable, but not less than seven calendar days prior to the meeting.
(D) (i) The transition process from a mental health rehabilitation center or institution for mental disease shall be based upon the individual’s needs, developed through the individual program plan process, and shall ensure that needed services and supports will be in place at the time the individual moves. Individual supports and services shall include, when appropriate for the individual, wraparound services through intensive individualized support services. The transition shall be to a community living arrangement that is in the least restrictive environment appropriate to the needs of the individual and most protective of the individual’s rights to dignity, freedom, and choice as described in subdivision (a).
(ii) Regional centers, through the individual program plan process, shall coordinate for the benefit of the regional center consumers residing in an institution for mental disease, pretransition planning, transition, and access to followup services to help ensure a smooth transition to the community. Individual support services shall include, but shall not be limited to, both of the following:
(I) Defined regional center contacts and visits with consumers and service providers during the 12 months following the consumer’s movement date.
(II) Identification of issues that need resolution and an individualized support plan to address these issues.

(D)

(E) A person with developmental disabilities placed by the regional center in a community living arrangement shall have the rights specified in this division. These rights shall be brought to the person’s attention by any means necessary to reasonably communicate these rights to each resident, provided that, at a minimum, the Director of Developmental Services prepare, provide, and require to be clearly posted in all residential facilities and day programs a poster using simplified language and pictures that is designed to be more understandable by persons with intellectual disabilities and that the rights information shall also be available through the regional center to each residential facility and day program in alternative formats, including, but not limited to, other languages, braille, and audiotapes, when necessary to meet the communication needs of consumers.

(E)

(F) Consumers are eligible to receive supplemental services including, but not limited to, additional staffing, pursuant to the process described in subdivision (d) of Section 4646. Necessary additional staffing that is not specifically included in the rates paid to the service provider may be purchased by the regional center if the additional staff are in excess of the amount required by regulation and the individual’s planning team determines the additional services are consistent with the provisions of the individual program plan. Additional staff should be periodically reviewed by the planning team for consistency with the individual program plan objectives in order to determine if continued use of the additional staff is necessary and appropriate and if the service is producing outcomes consistent with the individual program plan. Regional centers shall monitor programs to ensure that the additional staff is being provided and utilized appropriately.
(10) Emergency and crisis intervention services including, but not limited to, mental health services and behavior modification services, may be provided, as needed, to maintain persons with developmental disabilities in the living arrangement of their own choice. Crisis services shall first be provided without disrupting a person’s living arrangement. If crisis intervention services are unsuccessful, emergency housing shall be available in the person’s home community. If dislocation cannot be avoided, every effort shall be made to return the person to his or her living arrangement of choice, with all necessary supports, as soon as possible.
(11) Among other service and support options, planning teams shall consider the use of paid roommates or neighbors, personal assistance, technical and financial assistance, and all other service and support options which would result in greater self-sufficiency for the consumer and cost-effectiveness to the state.
(12) When facilitation as specified in an individual program plan requires the services of an individual, the facilitator shall be of the consumer’s choosing.
(13) The community support may be provided to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to fully participate in community and civic life, including, but not limited to, programs, services, work opportunities, business, and activities available to persons without disabilities. This facilitation shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following:
(A) Outreach and education to programs and services within the community.
(B) Direct support to individuals that would enable them to more fully participate in their community.
(C) Developing unpaid natural supports when possible.
(14) When feasible and recommended by the individual program planning team, for purposes of facilitating better and cost-effective services for consumers or family members, technology, including telecommunication technology, may be used in conjunction with other services and supports. Technology in lieu of a consumer’s in-person appearances at judicial proceedings or administrative due process hearings may be used only if the consumer or, when appropriate, the consumer’s parent, legal guardian, conservator, or authorized representative, gives informed consent. Technology may be used in lieu of, or in conjunction with, in-person training for providers, as appropriate.
(15) Other services and supports may be provided as set forth in Sections 4685, 4686, 4687, 4688, and 4689, when necessary.
(16) Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, effective July 1, 2009, regional centers shall not purchase experimental treatments, therapeutic services, or devices that have not been clinically determined or scientifically proven to be effective or safe or for which risks and complications are unknown. Experimental treatments or therapeutic services include experimental medical or nutritional therapy when the use of the product for that purpose is not a general physician practice. For regional center consumers receiving these services as part of their individual program plan (IPP) or individualized family service plan (IFSP) on July 1, 2009, this prohibition shall apply on August 1, 2009.
(b) (1) Advocacy for, and protection of, the civil, legal, and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities as established in this division.
(2) Whenever the advocacy efforts of a regional center to secure or protect the civil, legal, or service rights of any of its consumers prove ineffective, the regional center or the person with developmental disabilities or his or her parents, legal guardian, or other representative may request advocacy assistance from the state council.
(c) The regional center may assist consumers and families directly, or through a provider, in identifying and building circles of support within the community.
(d) In order to increase the quality of community services and protect consumers, the regional center shall, when appropriate, take either of the following actions:
(1) Identify services and supports that are ineffective or of poor quality and provide or secure consultation, training, or technical assistance services for any agency or individual provider to assist that agency or individual provider in upgrading the quality of services or supports.
(2) Identify providers of services or supports that may not be in compliance with local, state, and federal statutes and regulations and notify the appropriate licensing or regulatory authority to investigate the possible noncompliance.
(e) When necessary to expand the availability of needed services of good quality, a regional center may take actions that include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Soliciting an individual or agency by requests for proposals or other means, to provide needed services or supports not presently available.
(2) Requesting funds from the Program Development Fund, pursuant to Section 4677, or community placement plan funds designated from that fund, to reimburse the startup costs needed to initiate a new program of services and supports.
(3) Using creative and innovative service delivery models, including, but not limited to, natural supports.
(f) Except in emergency situations, a regional center shall not provide direct treatment and therapeutic services, but shall utilize appropriate public and private community agencies and service providers to obtain those services for its consumers.
(g) When there are identified gaps in the system of services and supports or when there are identified consumers for whom no provider will provide services and supports contained in his or her individual program plan, the department may provide the services and supports directly.
(h) At least annually, regional centers shall provide the consumer, his or her parents, legal guardian, conservator, or authorized representative a statement of services and supports the regional center purchased for the purpose of ensuring that they are delivered. The statement shall include the type, unit, month, and cost of services and supports purchased.

SEC. 13.

 Section 4648.55 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4648.55.
 (a) A Except as provided in subdivision (d), a regional center shall not purchase day program, vocational education, work services, independent living program, or mobility training and related transportation services for a consumer who is 18 to 22 years of age, inclusive, if that consumer is eligible for special education and related education services and has not received a diploma or certificate of completion, unless the individual program plan (IPP) planning team determines that the consumer’s needs cannot be met in the educational system or grants an exemption pursuant to subdivision (d). If the planning team determines that generic services can meet the consumer’s day, vocational education, work services, independent living, or mobility training and related transportation needs, the regional center shall assist the consumer in accessing those services. To ensure that consumers receive appropriate educational services and an effective transition from services provided by educational agencies to services provided by regional centers, the regional center service coordinator, at the request of the consumer or, where appropriate, the consumer’s parent, legal guardian, or conservator, may attend the individualized education program (IEP) planning team meeting.
(b) For consumers who are 18 to 22 years of age, inclusive, who have left the public school system, and who are receiving regional center purchased services identified in subdivision (a) on or before the effective date of this section, a determination shall be made through the IPP as to whether the return to the educational system can be achieved while meeting the consumer’s needs. If the planning team determines that the consumer’s needs cannot be met in the educational system, the regional center may continue to purchase the services identified in subdivision (a). If the planning team determines that generic services can meet the consumer’s day, vocational education, work services, independent living, or mobility training and related transportation needs, the regional center shall assist the consumer in accessing those services.
(c) For consumers who are 18 to 22 years of age, inclusive, who have left school prior to enactment of this section, but who are not receiving any of the regional center purchased services identified in subdivision (a), the regional center shall use generic education services to meet the consumer’s day, vocational education, work services, independent living, or mobility training and related transportation needs if those needs are subsequently identified in the IPP unless the consumer is eligible for an exemption as set forth in subdivision (d). If the planning team determines that generic services can meet the consumer’s day, vocational education, work services, independent living, or mobility training and related transportation needs, the regional center shall assist the consumer in accessing those services.
(d) An exemption to the provisions of this section may be granted in either of the following circumstances:
(1) For participation in a paid internship or competitive integrated employment that is an outcome of a paid internship described in subdivision (a) of Section 4870 if the IPP planning team determines that the consumer could benefit from participation in a paid internship or competitive integrated employment. Participation in a paid internship or competitive integrated employment that is an outcome of a paid internship does not preclude a consumer from continuing to receive public education services to the extent those services are determined to continue to meet the consumer’s needs.

(d)An exemption to the provisions of this section may be granted on

(2) On an individual basis in extraordinary circumstances to permit purchase of a service identified in subdivision (a). An exemption shall be granted through the IPP process and shall be based on a determination that the generic service is not appropriate to meet the consumer’s need. The consumer shall be informed of the exemption and the process for obtaining an exemption.
(e) A school district may contract with regional center vendors to meet the needs of consumers pursuant to this section.

SEC. 14.

 Section 4659.2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4659.2.
 (a) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Physical restraint” means any behavioral or mechanical restraint, as defined in Section 1180.1 of the Health and Safety Code.
(2) “Chemical restraint” means a drug that is used to control behavior and that is used in a manner not required to treat the patient’s medical conditions.
(3) “Seclusion” means involuntary confinement of a person alone in a room or an area as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 1180.1 of the Health and Safety Code.
(4) “Long-term health care facility” means a facility, as defined in Section 1418 of the Health and Safety Code, that is required to report to a regional center pursuant to Section 54327 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(5) “Acute psychiatric hospital” means a facility, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, including an institution for mental disease, that is a regional center vendor.
(6) “Regional center vendor” means an agency, individual, or service provider that a regional center has approved to provide vendored or contracted services or supports pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 4648.
(7) “Community crisis home” means a facility, as defined in Section 4698, that is a regional center vendor.
(8) “Mental health rehabilitation center” means a residential facility that is licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services and is a regional center vendor.
(b) (1) All regional center vendors that provide crisis or residential services or supported living services, including community crisis homes and mental health rehabilitation centers, 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 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.

SEC. 15.

 Section 4677 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4677.
 (a) (1) All parental fees collected by or for regional centers shall be remitted to the State Treasury to be deposited in the Developmental Disabilities Program Development Fund, which is hereby created in the State Treasury and hereinafter called the Program Development Fund. The purpose of the Program Development Fund shall be to provide resources needed to initiate new programs, and to expand or convert existing programs. Within the context of, and consistent with, approved priorities for program development in the state plan, program development funds shall promote integrated residential, work, instructional, social, civic, volunteer, and recreational services and supports that increase opportunities for self-determination and maximum independence of persons with developmental disabilities. Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, commencing July 1, 2009, parental fees remitted to the State Treasury shall be deposited in accordance with Section 4784.
(2) In no event shall an allocation from the Program Development Fund be granted for more than 24 months.
(b) (1) The State Council on Developmental Disabilities shall, at least once every five years, request from all regional centers information on the types and amounts of services and supports needed, but currently unavailable.
(2) The state council shall work collaboratively with the department and the Association of Regional Center Agencies to develop standardized forms and protocols that shall be used by all regional centers and the state council in collecting and reporting this information. In addition to identifying services and supports that are needed, but currently unavailable, the forms and protocols shall also solicit input and suggestions on alternative and innovative service delivery models that would address consumer needs.
(3) In addition to the information provided pursuant to paragraph (2), the state council may utilize information from other sources, including, but not limited to, public hearings, quality assurance assessments conducted pursuant to Section 4571, regional center reports on alternative service delivery submitted to the department pursuant to Section 4669.2, and the annual report on self-directed services produced pursuant to Section 4685.7.
(4) The department shall provide additional information, as requested by the state council.
(5) Based on the information provided by the regional centers and other agencies, the state council shall develop an assessment of the need for new, expanded, or converted community services and support, and make that assessment available to the public. The assessment shall include a discussion of the type and amount of services and supports necessary but currently unavailable including the impact on consumers with common characteristics, including, but not limited to, disability, specified geographic regions, age, and ethnicity, face distinct challenges. The assessment shall highlight alternative and innovative service delivery models identified through their assessment process.
(6) This needs assessment shall be conducted at least once every five years and updated annually. The assessment shall be included in the state plan and shall be provided to the department and to the appropriate committees of the Legislature. The assessment and annual updates shall be made available to the public. The State Council on Developmental Disabilities, in consultation with the department, shall make a recommendation to the Department of Finance as to the level of funding for program development to be included in the Governor’s Budget, based upon this needs assessment.
(c) In addition to parental fees and General Fund appropriations, the Program Development Fund may be augmented by federal funds available to the state for program development purposes, when these funds are allotted to the Program Development Fund in the state plan. The Program Development Fund is available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the department, and subject to any allocations that may be made in the annual Budget Act. In no event shall any of these funds revert to the General Fund.

(d) The department may allocate funds from the Program Development Fund for any legal purpose, provided that requests for proposals and allocations are approved by the state council in consultation with the department, and are consistent with the priorities for program development in the state plan. Allocations from the Program Development Fund shall take into consideration the following factors:

(1)The future fiscal impact of the allocations on other state supported services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities.

(2)(A)The information on priority services and supports needed, but currently unavailable, submitted by the regional centers.

(B)Consistent with the level of need as determined in the state plan, excess parental fees may be used for purposes other than programs specified in subdivision (a) only when specifically appropriated to the State Department of Developmental Services for those purposes.

(d) Notwithstanding any other requirement of this section, and to the extent appropriated for this purpose in the annual Budget Act, the department may allocate funds from the Program Development Fund for the purpose of funding projects approved pursuant to Section 4679.
(e) Under no circumstances shall the deposit of federal moneys into the Program Development Fund be construed as requiring the State Department of Developmental Services to comply with a definition of “developmental disabilities” and “services for persons with developmental disabilities” other than as specified in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 4512 for the purposes of determining eligibility for developmental services or for allocating parental fees and state general funds deposited in the Program Development Fund.

SEC. 16.

 Section 4679 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

4679.
 (a) In any year for which funding is available, as provided in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 4418.25, to address the needs for services and supports of consumers living in the community, the department shall issue guidelines, including procedures and timelines, for the use of the available funds. These community resource development plan guidelines shall include requirements that community resource development plan funds be expended in accord with the principles of person-centered planning and that funded services be culturally and linguistically appropriate to the population served by the regional center.
(b) By December 31 of each year, the department shall engage stakeholders statewide, including soliciting input from the existing Developmental Services Task Force, to inform the development of the guidelines. Priorities for funding shall include, but need not be limited to, safety net services and supports that reduce reliance on the secure treatment program at Porterville Developmental Center, institutions for mental disease, other restrictive settings in the community for which federal funding is not available, and out-of-state placement.
(c) The guidelines shall require regional centers to conduct outreach activities and seek input from stakeholders representing the diversity of the regional center’s catchment area, including, but not limited to, consumers, family members, providers, and advocates, to determine local needs and priorities for the use of community resource development plan funds. Each regional center shall identify the stakeholders it consulted with and include information on how it incorporated the input of stakeholders into its community resource development plan funding requests. The regional center shall post its priorities for community resource development as informed by the stakeholder process on its Internet Web site at least two weeks prior to submitting its funding request to the department to allow for any final stakeholder input.
(d) Proposals for the use of community resource development plan funds shall include justification for the funding requests, including quantitative data, and shall also include a description of how the regional center shall monitor resource development and assess outcomes. The department shall review, negotiate, and approve regional center community resource development plans for feasibility.
(e) Each regional center’s approved proposals shall be posted on the regional center’s Internet Web site and the department shall post links to each regional center’s approved proposals on its Internet Web site. Regional centers shall submit quarterly reports to the department, as specified in the guidelines, on the use of community resource development plan funds and outcomes of resource development. The department shall update legislative staff on the community resource development plan activities pursuant to this section during regularly scheduled quarterly briefings, and shall annually report during the Senate and Assembly budget subcommittee hearing process on community resource development plan implementation.

SEC. 17.

 Section 4679.1 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

4679.1.
 (a) By September 1, 2017, the department shall report to the Senate Committee on Human Services, the Assembly Committee on Human Services, and the appropriate legislative budget subcommittees on the following components of the community placement plan and community resource development plan as described in Sections 4418.25 and 4679:
(1) Housing development and funding policies and guidelines.
(2) How the department and regional centers assess community unmet needs and local priorities.
(3) How the department monitors housing development.
(b) Annually, by April 1, the department shall report to the Senate Committee on Human Services, the Assembly Committee on Human Services, and the appropriate legislative budget subcommittees on the following:
(1) The type and number of housing projects approved, in progress, and occupied, and the total number of allowable beds, by regional center.
(2) The total number of new beds by facility type, by regional center.
(3) To the extent data is available, the degree to which housing development gains have been offset by program closures, by facility type, for each regional center.

SEC. 18.

 Section 4684.80 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4684.80.
 (a) “Enhanced behavioral supports home” means a facility certified by the State Department of Developmental Services and licensed by the State Department of Social Services pursuant to Section 1567.62 of the Health and Safety Code as an adult residential facility or a group home that provides 24-hour nonmedical care to individuals with developmental disabilities who require enhanced behavioral supports, staffing, and supervision in a homelike setting. An enhanced behavioral supports home shall have a maximum capacity of four consumers, and shall conform to Section 441.530(a)(1) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Regulations. The enhanced behavioral support home shall be eligible for federal Medicaid home- and community-based services funding. funding, unless the State Department of Developmental Services approves the use of delayed egress devices with secured perimeters to be utilized at the enhanced behavioral supports home pursuant to Section 1531.15 of the Health and Safety Code.
(b) “Enhanced behavioral services and supports” means additional staffing supervision, facility characteristics, or other services and supports to address a consumer’s challenging behaviors, which are beyond what is typically available in other community facilities licensed as an adult residential facility or a group home to serve individuals in a community setting rather than an institution.
(c) “Individual behavior supports plan” means the plan that identifies and documents the behavior and intensive support and service needs of a consumer and details the strategies to be employed and services to be provided to address those needs, and includes the entity responsible for providing those services and timelines for when each identified individual behavior support will commence.
(d) “Individual behavior supports team” means those individuals who develop, monitor, and revise the individual behavior supports plan for consumers residing in an enhanced behavioral supports home. The team shall, at a minimum, be composed of all of the following individuals:
(1) Regional center service coordinator and other regional center representatives, as necessary.
(2) Consumer and, where appropriate, his or her conservator or authorized representative.
(3) Service provider’s board-certified behavior analyst or qualified behavior modification professional.
(4) Enhanced behavioral supports home administrator.
(5) Regional center clients’ rights advocate, unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf to participation by the clients’ rights advocate.
(6) Others deemed necessary by the consumer, or his or her conservator or authorized representative, for developing a comprehensive and effective individual behavior supports plan.

SEC. 19.

 Section 4684.81 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4684.81.
 (a) The department shall implement a pilot project using community placement plan funds, as appropriated in the State Department of Developmental Services’ annual budget, to test the effectiveness of providing enhanced behavioral supports in homelike community settings. The enhanced behavioral supports homes shall be for purposes of providing intensive behavioral services and supports to adults and children with developmental disabilities who need intensive services and supports due to challenging behaviors that cannot be managed in a community setting without the availability of enhanced behavioral services and supports, and who are at risk of institutionalization or out-of-state placement, or are transitioning to the community from a developmental center, other state-operated residential facility, institution for mental disease, or out-of-state placement.
(b) An enhanced behavioral supports home may only be established in an adult residential facility or a group home approved through a regional center community placement plan pursuant to Section 4418.25.
(c) Enhanced behavioral supports homes may be approved by the State Department of Developmental Services each fiscal year in which the pilot program is in effect and to the extent funding is available for this purpose, each for no more than four individuals with developmental disabilities. The homes shall be located throughout the state, as determined by the State Department of Developmental Services, based on regional center requests.
(d) Each enhanced behavioral supports home shall be licensed as an adult residential facility or a group home pursuant to the California Community Care Facilities Act (Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code) and certified by the State Department of Developmental Services, shall exceed the minimum requirements for a Residential Facility Service Level 4-i pursuant to Sections 56004 and 56013 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, and shall meet all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to a facility licensed as an adult residential facility or a group home for facility licensing, seclusion, and restraint, including Division 1.5 (commencing with Section 1180) of the Health and Safety Code, and the use of behavior modification interventions, subject to any additional requirements applicable to enhanced behavioral supports homes established by statute or by regulation promulgated pursuant to this article and Article 9.5 (commencing with Section 1567.61) of Chapter 3 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code.
(e) A regional center shall not place a consumer in an enhanced behavioral supports home unless the program is certified by the State Department of Developmental Services and the facility is licensed by the State Department of Social Services.
(f) The State Department of Developmental Services shall be responsible for granting the certificate of program approval for an enhanced behavioral supports home.
(g) The State Department of Developmental Services may, pursuant to Section 4684.85, decertify any enhanced behavioral supports home that does not comply with program requirements. Upon decertification of an enhanced behavioral supports home, the State Department of Developmental Services shall report the decertification to the State Department of Social Services. The State Department of Social Services shall revoke the license of the enhanced behavioral supports home that has been decertified pursuant to Section 1550 of the Health and Safety Code.
(h) If the State Department of Developmental Services determines that urgent action is necessary to protect a consumer residing in an enhanced behavioral supports home from physical or mental abuse, abandonment, or any other substantial threat to the consumer’s health and safety, the State Department of Developmental Services may request that the regional center or centers remove the consumer from the enhanced behavioral supports home or direct the regional center or centers to obtain alternative or additional services for the consumers within 24 hours of that determination. When possible, an individual program plan (IPP) meeting shall be convened to determine the appropriate action pursuant to this section. In any case, an IPP meeting shall be convened within 30 days following an action pursuant to this section.
(i) Enhanced behavioral supports homes shall have a facility program plan approved by the State Department of Developmental Services.
(1) No later than December 1, 2017, the department shall develop guidelines regarding the use of restraint or containment in enhanced behavioral supports homes, which shall be maintained in the facility program plan and plan of operation. In the development of these guidelines, the department shall consult with both of following:
(A) The appropriate professionals regarding the use of restraint or containment in enhanced behavioral supports homes.
(B) The protection and advocacy agency described in subdivision (i) of Section 4900 regarding appropriate safeguards for the protection of clients’ rights.
(2) The requirements of paragraph (1) shall not apply to enhanced behavioral supports homes that are certified and licensed prior to January 1, 2018, or prior to the adoption of the guidelines required in paragraph (1), whichever is sooner. However, these homes shall meet the requirements of paragraph (1) no later than 30 days following adoption of the guidelines.
(3) An enhanced behavioral supports home shall include in its facility program plan a description of how it will ensure physical restraint or containment will not be used as an extended procedure in accordance with this section, subdivision (h) of Section 1180.4 of the Health and Safety Code, and any other applicable law or regulation.

(1)

(4) The facility program plan approved by the State Department of Developmental Services shall be submitted to the State Department of Social Services for inclusion in the facility plan of operation.

(2)

(5) The vendoring regional center and each consumer’s regional center shall have joint responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the services provided in the enhanced behavioral supports home. Monitoring shall include at least quarterly, or more frequently if specified in the consumer’s individual program plan, face-to-face, onsite case management visits with each consumer by his or her regional center and at least quarterly quality assurance visits by the vendoring regional center. The State Department of Developmental Services shall monitor and ensure the regional centers’ compliance with their monitoring responsibilities.
(j) The State Department of Developmental Services shall establish by regulation a rate methodology for enhanced behavioral supports homes that includes a fixed facility component for residential services and an individualized services and supports component based on each consumer’s needs as determined through the individual program plan process, which may include assistance with transitioning to a less restrictive community residential setting.
(k) (1) The established facility rate for a full month of service, as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to this article, shall be paid based on the licensed capacity of the facility once the facility reaches maximum capacity, despite the temporary absence of one or more consumers from the facility or subsequent temporary vacancies created by consumers moving from the facility. Prior to the facility reaching licensed capacity, the facility rate shall be prorated based on the number of consumers residing in the facility.
When a consumer is temporarily absent from the facility, including when a consumer is in need for inpatient care in a health facility, as defined in subdivision (a), (b), or (c) of Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, the regional center may, based on consumer need, continue to fund individual services, in addition to paying the facility rate. Individual consumer services funded by the regional center during a consumer’s absence from the facility shall be approved by the regional center director and shall only be approved in 14-day increments. The regional center shall maintain documentation of the need for these services and the regional center director’s approval.
(2) An enhanced behavioral supports home using delayed egress devices, in compliance with Section 1531.1 of the Health and Safety Code, may utilize secured perimeters, in compliance with Section 1531.15 of the Health and Safety Code and applicable regulations. No more than two enhanced behavioral supports homes using delayed egress devices in combination with secured perimeters may be certified by the State Department of Developmental Services during the first year of the pilot program, one in northern California and one in southern California, and no more than one additional home using delayed egress devices in combination with a secured perimeter may be certified by the State Department of Developmental Services in each subsequent year of the pilot program. No more than six enhanced behavioral supports homes that use delayed egress devices in combination with a secured perimeter shall be certified during the pilot program. Enhanced behavioral supports homes shall not be counted for purposes of the statewide limit established in regulations on the total number of beds permitted in homes with delayed egress devices in combination with secured perimeters pursuant to subdivision (k) of Section 1531.15 of the Health and Safety Code. The department shall make reasonable efforts to include enhanced behavioral supports homes within the statewide limit.

SEC. 20.

 Section 4686.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is repealed.
4686.5.

(a)Effective July 1, 2009, notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation to the contrary, all of the following shall apply:

(1)A regional center may only purchase respite services when the care and supervision needs of a consumer exceed that of an individual of the same age without developmental disabilities.

(2)A regional center shall not purchase more than 21 days of out-of-home respite services in a fiscal year nor more than 90 hours of in-home respite services in a quarter, for a consumer.

(3)(A)A regional center may grant an exemption to the requirements set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) if it is demonstrated that the intensity of the consumer’s care and supervision needs are such that additional respite is necessary to maintain the consumer in the family home, or there is an extraordinary event that impacts the family member’s ability to meet the care and supervision needs of the consumer.

(B)For purposes of this section, “family member” means an individual who:

(i)Has a consumer residing with him or her.

(ii)Is responsible for the 24-hour care and supervision of the consumer.

(iii)Is not a licensed or certified residential care facility or foster family home receiving funds from any public agency or regional center for the care and supervision provided. Notwithstanding this provision, a relative who receives foster care funds shall not be precluded from receiving respite.

(4)A regional center shall not purchase day care services to replace or supplant respite services. For purposes of this section, “day care” is defined as regularly provided care, protection, and supervision of a consumer living in the home of his or her parents, for periods of less than 24 hours per day, while the parents are engaged in employment outside of the home or educational activities leading to employment, or both.

(5)A regional center shall only consider in-home supportive services a generic resource when the approved in-home supportive services meets the respite need as identified in the consumer’s individual program plan (IPP) or individualized family service plan (IFSP).

(b)For consumers receiving respite services on July 1, 2009, as part of their IPP or IFSP, subdivision (a) shall apply on August 1, 2009.

(c)This section shall remain in effect until implementation of the individual choice budget pursuant to Section 4648.6 and certification by the Director of the Department of Developmental Services that the individual choice budget has been implemented and will result in state budget savings sufficient to offset the costs associated with the repeal of this section. This section shall be repealed on the date of certification.

SEC. 21.

 Section 4688.21 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4688.21.
 (a) The Legislature places a high priority on opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to choose and customize day services to meet their individualized needs; have opportunities to further the development or maintenance of employment and volunteer activities; direct their services; pursue postsecondary education; and increase their ability to lead integrated and inclusive lives. To further these goals, a consumer may choose a tailored day service or vouchered community-based training service, in lieu of any other regional center vendored day program, look-alike day program, supported employment program, or work activity program.
(b) (1) A tailored day service shall do both of the following:
(A) Include an individualized service design, as determined through the individual program plan (IPP) and approved by the regional center, that maximizes the consumer’s individualized choices and needs. This service design may include, but may not be limited to, the following:
(i) Fewer days or hours than in the program’s approved day program, look-alike day program, supported employment program, or work activity program design.
(ii) Flexibility in the duration and intensity of services to meet the consumer’s individualized needs.
(B) Encourage opportunities to further the development or maintenance of employment, volunteer activities, or pursuit of postsecondary education; maximize consumer direction of the service; and increase the consumer’s ability to lead an integrated and inclusive life.
(2) The type and amount of tailored day service shall be determined through the IPP process, pursuant to Section 4646. The IPP shall contain, but not be limited to, the following:
(A) A detailed description of the consumer’s individualized choices and needs and how these choices and needs will be met.
(B) The type and amount of services and staffing needed to meet the consumer’s individualized choices and needs, and unique health and safety and other needs.
(3) The staffing requirements set forth in Section 55756 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations and subdivision (r) of Section 4851 of this code shall not apply to a tailored day service.
(4) For currently vendored programs wishing to offer a tailored day service option, the regional center shall vendor a tailored day service option upon negotiating a rate and maximum units of service design that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(A) A daily or hourly rate and maximum units of service design that does not exceed the equivalent cost of four days per week of the vendor’s current rate, if the vendor has a daily day program rate.
(B) A rate and maximum units of service design that does not exceed the equivalent cost of four-fifths of the hours of the vendor’s current rate, if the vendor has an hourly rate.
(5) The regional center shall ensure that the vendor is capable of complying with, and will comply with, the consumer’s IPP, individual choice, and health and safety needs.
(6) For new programs wishing to offer a tailored day service option, the regional center shall vendor a tailored day service option upon negotiating a rate and maximum units of service design. The rate paid to the new vendor shall not exceed four-fifths of the temporary payment rate or the median rate, whichever is applicable.
(7) Effective July 1, 2011, and prior to the time of development, review, or modification of a consumer’s IPP, regional centers shall provide information about tailored day service to eligible adult consumers. A consumer may request information about tailored day services from the regional center at any time and may request an IPP meeting to secure those services.
(c) (1) A vouchered community-based training service is defined as a consumer-directed service that assists the consumer in the development of skills required for community integrated employment or participation in volunteer activities, or both, and the assistance necessary for the consumer to secure employment or volunteer positions or pursue secondary education.
(2) Implementation of vouchered community-based training service is contingent upon the approval of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
(3) Vouchered community-based training service shall be provided in natural environments in the community, separate from the consumer’s residence.
(4) A consumer, parent, or conservator vendored as a vouchered community-based training service shall utilize the services of a financial management services (FMS) entity. The regional center shall provide information about available financial management services and shall assist the consumer in selecting a FMS vendor to act as coemployer.
(5) A parent or conservator shall not be the direct support worker employed by the vouchered community-based training service vendor.
(6) If the direct support worker is required to transport the consumer, the vouchered community-based training service vendor shall verify that the direct support worker can transport the consumer safely and has a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurance.
(7) The rate for vouchered community-based training service shall not exceed thirteen fourteen dollars and forty-seven ninety-nine cents ($13.47) ($14.99) per hour. The rate includes employer-related taxes and all transportation needed to implement the service, except as described in paragraph (8). The rate does not include the cost of the FMS.
(8) A consumer vendored as a vouchered community-based training service shall also be eligible for a regional center-funded bus pass, if appropriate and needed.
(9) Vouchered community-based training service shall be limited to a maximum of 150 hours per quarter. The services to be provided and the service hours shall be documented in the consumer’s IPP.
(10) A direct support worker of vouchered community-based training service shall be an adult who possesses the skill, training, and experience necessary to provide services in accordance with the IPP.
(11) Effective July 1, 2011, and prior to the time of development, review, or modification of a consumer’s IPP, regional centers shall provide information about vouchered community-based training service to eligible adult consumers. A consumer may request information about vouchered community-based training service from the regional center at any time and may request an IPP meeting to secure those services.
(12) The type and amount of vouchered community-based training service shall be determined through the IPP process pursuant to Section 4646. The IPP shall contain, but not be limited to, the following:
(A) A detailed description of the consumer’s individualized choices and needs and how these choices and needs will be met.
(B) The type and amount of services and staffing needed to meet the consumer’s individualized choices and unique health and safety and other needs.
(d) The department may adopt emergency regulations for tailored day service or vouchered community-based training service. The adoption, amendment, repeal, or readoption of a regulation authorized by this subdivision is deemed to be necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare, for purposes of Sections 11346.1 and 11349.6 of the Government Code, and the department is hereby exempted from the requirement that it describe specific facts showing the need for immediate action. A certificate of compliance for these implementing regulations shall be filed within 24 months following the adoption of the first emergency regulations filed pursuant to this subdivision.

SEC. 22.

 Section 4698 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4698.
 (a) (1) “Community crisis home” means a facility certified by the State Department of Developmental Services pursuant to this article, and licensed by the State Department of Social Services pursuant to Article 9.7 (commencing with Section 1567.80) of Chapter 3 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, as an adult residential facility, providing 24-hour nonmedical care to individuals with developmental disabilities receiving regional center services and in need of crisis intervention services who would otherwise be at risk of admission to the acute crisis center at Fairview Developmental Center or Sonoma Developmental Center, a State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility, an out-of-state placement, a general acute hospital, an acute psychiatric hospital, or an institution for mental disease, as described in Part 5 (commencing with Section 5900) of Division 5. A community crisis home shall have a maximum capacity of eight consumers. No more than one-third of community crisis homes may exceed a capacity of six consumers.
(2) “Consumer” or “client” means an individual who has been determined by a regional center to meet the eligibility criteria of Section 4512 and applicable regulations and for whom the regional center has accepted responsibility.
(b) (1) The State Department of Developmental Services, using Community Placement Plan funds, shall establish a community-based residential option consisting of community crisis homes for adults with developmental disabilities receiving regional center services who require crisis intervention services and who would otherwise be at risk of admission to the acute crisis center at Fairview Developmental Center or Sonoma Developmental Center, a State Department of Developmental Services-operated facility, an out-of-state placement, a general acute hospital, an acute psychiatric hospital, or an institution for mental disease, as described in Part 5 (commencing with Section 5900) of Division 5.
(2) The State Department of Developmental Services may issue a certificate of program approval to a community crisis home qualified pursuant to this article.
(3) A community crisis home using delayed egress devices may utilize secured perimeters in compliance with Section 1531.15 of the Health and Safety Code and applicable regulations. The total number of community crisis beds using delayed egress devices in combination with secured perimeters shall not exceed 20 percent of the statewide limit established in subdivision (k) of Section 1531.15 of the Health and Safety Code. A community crisis home that uses delayed egress devices in combination with secured perimeters shall not have more than six beds.
(c) A community crisis home shall not be licensed by the State Department of Social Services until the certificate of program approval, issued pursuant to this article by the State Department of Developmental Services, has been received.
(1) A community crisis home shall be certified only if approved through a regional center community placement plan pursuant to Section 4418.25. Each home shall conform to Section 441.530(a)(1) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Regulations. The home shall be eligible for federal Medicaid home- and community-based services funding. funding, unless the State Department of Developmental Services approves the use of delayed egress devices with secured perimeters to be utilized at the community crisis home pursuant to Section 1531.15 of the Health and Safety Code.
(2) A consumer shall not be placed in a community crisis home unless the program is certified by the State Department of Developmental Services, pursuant to this article, and the facility is licensed by the State Department of Social Services, pursuant to Article 9.7 (commencing with Section 1567.80) of Chapter 3 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code.
(3) A certificate of program approval, issued pursuant to this article by the State Department of Developmental Services, shall be a condition of licensure for the community crisis home by the State Department of Social Services, pursuant to Article 9.7 (commencing with Section 1567.80) of Chapter 3 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code.
(4) Community crisis homes shall exceed the minimum requirements for a Residential Facility Service Level 4-i pursuant to Sections 56004 and 56013 of Title 17 of the California Code of regulations, and shall meet all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements for facility licensing, the use of behavior modification interventions, and seclusion and restraint, including Division 1.5 (commencing with Section 1180) of the Health and Safety Code, and that are applicable to facilities licensed as adult residential facilities.
(d) Community crisis homes shall have a facility program plan approved by the State Department of Developmental Services. The facility program plan approved by the State Department of Developmental Services shall be submitted to the State Department of Social Services for inclusion in the facility plan of operation, pursuant to Section 1567.84 of the Health and Safety Code.
(e) The local regional center and each consumer’s regional center shall have joint responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the provision of services in the community crisis home. Monitoring shall include at least monthly face-to-face, onsite case management visits with each consumer by his or her regional center and at least quarterly quality assurance visits by the vendoring regional center. The State Department of Developmental Services shall monitor and ensure the regional centers’ compliance with their monitoring responsibilities.
(f) A consumer’s regional center shall also notify the clients’ rights advocate of each community crisis home admission. Unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf, the clients’ rights advocate may participate in developing the plan to transition the consumer to his or her prior residence or an alternative community-based residential setting with needed services and supports.
(g) The State Department of Developmental Services shall establish by regulation a rate methodology for community crisis homes that includes a fixed facility component for residential services and an individualized services and supports component based on each consumer’s needs as determined through the individual program plan process, which may include assistance with returning to the consumer’s prior living arrangement or transitioning to an alternative community residential setting. setting, including, when appropriate for the individual, wraparound services through intensive individualized support services.
(h) If the State Department of Developmental Services determines that urgent action is necessary to protect a consumer residing in a community crisis home from physical or mental abuse, abandonment, or any other substantial threat to the consumer’s health and safety, the State Department of Developmental Services may request that the regional center or centers remove the consumer from the community crisis home or direct the regional center or centers to obtain alternative or additional services for the consumer within 24 hours of that determination. When possible, an individual program plan (IPP) meeting shall be convened to determine the appropriate action pursuant to this section. In any case, an IPP meeting shall be convened within 30 days following an action pursuant to this section. The regional center shall notify the clients’ rights advocate of any removal from the community crisis home.
(i) The Director of Developmental Services shall rescind a community crisis home’s certificate of program approval when, in his or her sole discretion, a community crisis home does not maintain substantial compliance with an applicable statute, regulation, or ordinance, or cannot ensure the health and safety of consumers. The decision of the Director of Developmental Services shall be the final administrative decision. The Director of Developmental Services shall transmit his or her decision rescinding a community crisis home’s certificate of program approval to the State Department of Social Services and the regional center with his or her recommendation as to whether to revoke the community crisis home license, and the State Department of Social Services shall revoke the license of the community crisis home pursuant to Section 1550 of the Health and Safety Code.
(j) The State Department of Developmental Services and regional centers shall provide the State Department of Social Services all available documentation and evidentiary support necessary for the licensing and administration of community crisis homes and enforcement of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, and the applicable regulations.

SEC. 23.

 Section 4860 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4860.
 (a) (1) The hourly rate for supported employment services provided to consumers receiving individualized services is thirty-four thirty-six dollars and twenty-four fifty-seven cents ($34.24). The rate shall be adjusted by the department pursuant to subdivision (a) of Sections 4691.10 and 4691.11. ($36.57).
(2) Job coach hours spent in travel to consumer worksites may be reimbursable for individualized services only when the job coach travels from the vendor’s headquarters to the consumer’s worksite or from one consumer’s worksite to another, and only when the travel is one way.
(b) The hourly rate for group services is thirty-four thirty-six dollars and twenty-four fifty-seven cents ($34.24), ($36.57), regardless of the number of consumers served in the group. Consumers in a group shall be scheduled to start and end work at the same time, unless an exception that takes into consideration the consumer’s compensated work schedule is approved in advance by the regional center. The department, in consultation with stakeholders, shall adopt regulations to define the appropriate grounds for granting these exceptions. When the number of consumers in a supported employment placement group drops to fewer than the minimum required in subdivision (r) of Section 4851, the regional center may terminate funding for the group services in that group, unless, within 90 days, the program provider adds one or more regional centers, or Department of Rehabilitation-funded supported employment consumers to the group. The rate shall be adjusted by the department pursuant to subdivision (a) of Sections 4691.10 and 4691.11.
(c) Job coaching hours for group services shall be allocated on a prorated basis between a regional center and the Department of Rehabilitation when regional center and Department of Rehabilitation consumers are served in the same group.
(d) When Section 4855 applies, fees shall be authorized for the following:
(1) A three-hundred-sixty-dollar ($360) fee shall be paid to the program provider upon intake of a consumer into a supported employment program. No fee shall be paid if that consumer completed a supported employment intake process with that same supported employment program within the previous 12 months.
(2) A seven-hundred-twenty-dollar ($720) fee shall be paid upon placement of a consumer in an integrated job, except that no fee shall be paid if that consumer is placed with another consumer or consumers assigned to the same job coach during the same hours of employment.
(3) A seven-hundred-twenty-dollar ($720) fee shall be paid after a 90-day retention of a consumer in a job, except that no fee shall be paid if that consumer has been placed with another consumer or consumers, assigned to the same job coach during the same hours of employment.
(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 4648, the regional center shall pay the supported employment program rates established by this section.
(f) The department, with regional center participation, shall conduct an annual survey of providers, in a format determined by the department, to collect the following information:
(1) The number of employment placements in the previous 12 months.
(2) Types of employment in which consumers are placed.
(3) The cost components of the rates in subdivisions (a) and (b), including, but not limited to, the amount used for hourly wages of job coaches, administration, and placement search costs.
(4) The number of hours each consumer works and the consumer’s hourly wage.
(5) Any other information determined by the department.
(g) In its 2017–18 May Revision fiscal estimate, the department shall describe the results of the survey described in subdivision (f).

SEC. 24.

 Section 4869 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4869.
 (a) (1) In furtherance of the purposes of this division to make services and supports available to enable persons with developmental disabilities to approximate the pattern of everyday living available to people without disabilities of the same age, to support the integration of persons with developmental disabilities into the mainstream life of the community, and to bring about more independent, productive, and normal lives for the persons served, it is the policy of the state that opportunities for integrated, competitive employment shall be given the highest priority for working age individuals with developmental disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This policy shall be known as the Employment First Policy.
(2) Implementation of the policy shall be consistent with, and shall not infringe upon, the rights established pursuant to this division, including the right of people with developmental disabilities to make informed choices with respect to services and supports through the individual program planning process.
(3) Integrated competitive employment is intended to be the first option considered by planning teams for working age individuals, but individuals may choose goals other than integrated competitive employment.
(4) Postsecondary education, technical or vocational training, and internship programs may be considered as a means to achieve integrated competitive employment or career advancement.
(5) This chapter shall not be construed to expand the existing entitlement to services for persons with developmental disabilities described in this division.
(6) This chapter shall not alleviate schools of their responsibility to provide transition services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
(b) The State Council on Developmental Disabilities shall develop an informational brochure about the Employment First Policy, translate the brochure into various languages, and post the brochure on its Internet Web site.
(c) Regional centers shall provide consumers 16 years of age or older, and, when appropriate, their parents, legal guardians, conservators, or authorized representative with information, in an understandable form, about the Employment First Policy, options for integrated competitive employment, and services and supports, including postsecondary education, that are available to enable the consumer to transition from school to work, and to achieve the outcomes of obtaining and maintaining integrated competitive employment.
(d) The department may request information from regional centers on current and planned activities related to the Employment First Policy. A contract between the department and a regional center shall include performance objectives relating to implementation of the Employment First Policy, as described in subdivision (c) of Section 4629.

SEC. 25.

 Section 6509 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

6509.
 (a)   If the court finds that the person has a developmental disability, and is a danger to himself, herself, or to others, the court may make an order that the person be committed to the State Department of Developmental Services for suitable treatment and habilitation services. Suitable treatment and habilitation services is defined as the least restrictive residential placement necessary to achieve the purposes of treatment. Care and treatment of a person committed to the State Department of Developmental Services may include placement in any of the following:
(1) Any licensed community care facility, as defined in Section 1504, 1502 of the Health and Safety Code, or any health facility, as defined in Section 1250, 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, other than a developmental center or state-operated facility.
(2) The acute crisis center at Fairview Developmental Center, if the person meets the criteria for admission pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 7505.
(3) On or after January 1, 2015, the acute crisis center at Sonoma Developmental Center, if the person meets the criteria for admission pursuant to paragraph (3) (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 7505.
(4) The secure treatment program at Porterville Developmental Center, if the person meets the criteria for admission pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 7505.
(5) Any other appropriate placement permitted by law.
(b) (1) The court shall hold a hearing as to the available placement alternatives and consider the reports of the regional center director or designee and the developmental center director or designee submitted pursuant to Section 6504.5. After hearing all the evidence, the court shall order that the person be committed to that the placement that the court finds to be the most appropriate and least restrictive alternative. If the court finds that release of the person can be made subject to conditions that the court deems proper and adequate for the protection and safety of others and the welfare of the person, the person shall be released subject to those conditions.
(2) The court, however, may commit a person with a developmental disability who is not a resident of this state under Section 4460 for the purpose of transportation of the person to the state of his or her legal residence pursuant to Section 4461. The State Department of Developmental Services shall receive the person committed to it and shall place the person in the placement ordered by the court.
(c) If the person has at any time been found mentally incompetent pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 1367) of Title 10 of Part 2 of the Penal Code arising out of a complaint charging a felony offense specified in Section 290 of the Penal Code, the court shall order the State Department of Developmental Services to give notice of that finding to the designated placement facility and the appropriate law enforcement agency or agencies having local jurisdiction at the site of the placement facility.
(d) For persons residing in the secure treatment program at the Porterville Developmental Center, at the person’s annual individual program plan meeting the team shall determine if the person should be considered for transition from the secure treatment program to an alternative placement. If the team concludes that an alternative placement is appropriate, the regional center, in coordination with the developmental center, shall conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop a proposed plan to transition the individual from the secure treatment program to the community. The transition plan shall be based upon the individual’s needs, developed through the individual program plan process, and shall ensure that needed services and supports will be in place at the time the individual moves. Individual supports and services shall include, when appropriate for the individual, wrap-around services through intensive individualized support services. The clients’ rights advocate for the regional center shall be notified of the individual program plan meeting and may participate in the meeting unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf. The individual’s transition plan shall be provided to the court as part of the notice required pursuant to subdivision (e).

(d)

(e) If the State Department of Developmental Services decides that a change in placement is necessary, it shall notify, in writing, the court of commitment, the district attorney, the attorney of record for the person, and the regional center of its decision at least 15 days in advance of the proposed change in placement. The court may hold a hearing and (1) approve or disapprove of the change, or (2) take no action in which case the change shall be deemed approved. At the request of the district attorney or of the attorney for the person, a hearing shall be held.

SEC. 26.

 Section 7502.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

7502.5.
 (a) An individual may be admitted to the secure treatment facility at Porterville Developmental Center, as provided in paragraphs (1) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 7505, only when all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The unit to which the individual will be admitted is approved for occupancy and licensed.
(2) The population of the secure treatment facility is no more than 211 persons.
(3) The individual is at least 18 years of age.
(b) An individual may be admitted to the transitional treatment program at Porterville Developmental Center when all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The individual was admitted to Porterville Developmental Center pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 7505.
(2) The individual remains eligible for commitment pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 7505.
(3) The unit to which the individual will be admitted is approved for occupancy and licensed.
(4) The population of the transitional treatment program is no more than 60 persons.
(c) As soon as possible, but no later than 30 days following admission to the transitional treatment program, the regional center, in coordination with the developmental center, shall do both of the following:
(1) Complete a comprehensive assessment that shall include the identification of services and supports needed to transition the individual to the community.
(2) Jointly convene an individual program plan meeting to discuss the comprehensive assessment and develop a plan to transition the individual to the community pursuant to Section 4418.3. The transition plan shall be based upon the individual’s needs, developed through the individual program plan process, and shall ensure that needed services and supports will be in place at the time the individual moves. Individual supports and services shall include, when appropriate for the individual, wrap-around services through intensive individualized support services. The transition shall be to a community living arrangement that is in the least restrictive environment appropriate to the needs of the individual and most protective of the individual’s rights to dignity, freedom, and choice as described in subdivision (a) of Section 4648. The clients’ rights advocate for the regional center shall be notified of the individual program plan meeting and may participate in the meeting unless the consumer objects on his or her own behalf.
(d) An individual described in this section shall not be placed in the transitional treatment program for longer than necessary to procure a less restrictive placement. Each year, pursuant to Section 4418.25, an individual in the transitional treatment program at Porterville Developmental Center shall receive an updated comprehensive assessment that shall include all of the following:
(1) The reason or reasons for placement in the program for longer than one year.
(2) A description of the issue or issues preventing community placement.
(3) The estimated timeframe for placement in the community and the plan for that placement.
(e) On or before March 1, 2016, and March 1 of each year thereafter, the department shall provide the following information to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature:
(1) For each regional center, the number of transitional program residents who are placed in the program for more than one year.
(2) A description of reasons for placement in the program beyond one year.
(3) The steps undertaken to resolve the issue or issues prohibiting community placement.
(4) The additional steps necessary before community placement can be made.
(f) (1) Prior to issuing a request for proposal for a contract to provide the intensive transitional services for individuals residing in the secure treatment program at Porterville Developmental Center, the department shall consult with the appropriate professionals to develop the parameters for the services to be provided in the contract. The department shall also consult with the protection and advocacy agency described in subdivision (i) of Section 4900 regarding appropriate safeguards for the protection of clients’ rights. The department shall ensure that the services are not punitive, are protective of the individual’s rights to dignity, freedom, and choice, and are tailored to the needs of the individual and developed through a person-centered planning process and whether the transition and placement are adequate for the protection and safety of others from the dangers posed by the individual’s known behaviors and for the welfare of the individual. The department shall further ensure that the regional center clients’ rights advocate receives notice of each individual program plan meeting in which the intensive transitional supports are discussed and a copy of any assessment regarding the individual’s intensive support needs, and shall ensure that if the individual disagrees with the proposed intensive transitional supports, he or she may request a fair hearing pursuant to Section 4710.5.
(2) By December 31, 2018, the department shall promulgate emergency regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) regarding the intensive transitional services for individuals residing in the secure treatment program at Porterville Developmental Center. The adoption of these regulations shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare.

SEC. 27.

 The State Department of Developmental Services shall annually report to the Legislature during the budget subcommittee hearing process of the Senate and the Assembly on the status of previously undertaken and ongoing research projects being conducted by the department’s Fiscal and Program Research Unit, research priorities for the upcoming fiscal year, and how the research is applied to inform departmental decisionmaking and service provision.

SEC. 28.

 The State Department of Developmental Services shall convene a working group consisting of regional centers, service providers, advocates, family members, and consumers to consider simplified processes for providers seeking rate adjustments pursuant to a health and safety waiver or an unanticipated rate adjustment request. The working group may also make recommendations on alternative criteria and procedures for considering requests for rate adjustments. The department shall report on the working group process and product during the 2018 budget subcommittee process.

SEC. 29.

 The sum of five million six hundred twenty-two thousand dollars ($5,622,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Developmental Services for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this act related to developing community resources. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2018, and available for liquidation until June 30, 2020.

SEC. 30.

  This act is a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2017.