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AB-311 Regional centers: billing: daily rates.(2019-2020)



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Revised  March 13, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 311


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Choi and Mathis)

January 29, 2019


An act to repeal Section 4690.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to developmental services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 311, as introduced, Frazier. Regional centers: billing: daily rates.
Existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, requires the State Department of Developmental Services to contract with regional centers to provide services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. Existing law requires the Director of Developmental Services to establish, maintain, and revise, as necessary, an equitable process for setting rates of state payment for nonresidential services purchased by regional centers. Existing law requires activity centers, adult development centers, behavior management programs, and other look-alike day programs with a daily rate to bill regional centers for services provided to consumers in terms of 1/2 days of service and full days of service, as defined, but authorizes a regional center to change the length of the declared and approved program day for a specific consumer in order to meet the needs of that consumer.
This bill would repeal those provisions relating to daily rate billing.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 4690.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is repealed.
4690.6.

(a)Activity centers, adult development centers, behavior management programs, and other look-alike day programs with a daily rate shall bill regional centers for services provided to consumers in terms of half days of service and full days of service.

(b)For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

(1)“Full day of service” means a day in which the consumer’s attendance is at least 65 percent of the declared and approved program day.

(2)“Half day of service” means any day in which the consumer’s attendance does not meet the criteria for billing for a full day of service.

(c)A regional center may change the length of the declared and approved program day for a specific consumer in order to meet the needs of that consumer, upon the recommendation of the individual program planning team. The regional center shall set forth in the individual program plan the length of the consumer’s program day and the reasons for the change in the length of the declared and approved program day.

(d)The definitions set forth in this section shall not apply to vendors of tailored day program service.

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