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DIVISION 4.5. SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED [4500 - 4885]

  ( Division 4.5 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252. )

CHAPTER 13. Habilitation Services For Persons With Developmental Disabilities [4850 - 4867]
  ( Chapter 13 repealed (by Sec. 1) and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. )

4850.
  

(a) The Legislature reaffirms its intent that habilitation services for adults with developmental disabilities should be planned and provided as a part of a continuum and that habilitation services should be available to enable persons with developmental disabilities to approximate the pattern of everyday living available to nondisabled people of the same age.

(b) The Legislature further intends that habilitation services shall be provided to adults with developmental disabilities as specified in this chapter in order to guarantee the rights stated in Section 4502.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4850.1.
  

Notwithstanding Section 19050.9 of the Government Code, beginning July 1, 2004, the State Department of Developmental Services shall succeed to all functions and responsibilities of the Department of Rehabilitation with respect to the administration of the Habilitation Services Program established pursuant to former Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 19350) of Part 2 of Division 10.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4850.2.
  

(a) Except as otherwise specifically provided, this chapter shall only apply to those habilitation services purchased by the regional centers.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to abridge the rights stated in Section 4502.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4850.3.
  

(a) The Legislature intends that in order to increase effectiveness and opportunity to gain meaningful integrated competitive employment opportunities, pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4869, habilitation services shall also provide community-based vocational development services to enhance community employment readiness, develop social skills necessary for successful community employment, and build a network of community and employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

(b) The department shall conduct a four-year demonstration project, pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4869, to determine whether community-based vocational development services increase integrated competitive employment outcomes and reduce purchase of service costs for working age adults.

(1) For purposes of this section,“community-based vocational development services” means (A) services provided to enhance community employment readiness, which may include the use of discovery and job exploration opportunities, (B) social skill development services necessary to obtain and maintain community employment, (C) services to use internship, apprenticeship, and volunteer opportunities to provide community-based vocational development skills development opportunities, (D) services to access and participate in postsecondary education or career technical education, and (E) building a network of community and employment opportunities.

(2) If community-based vocational development services are determined to be a necessary step to achieve a supported employment outcome, a plan shall be developed and may include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(A) An inventory of potential employment interests.

(B) Preferences for types of work environments or situations.

(C) Identification of any training or education needed for the consumer’s desired job.

(D) Opportunities to explore jobs or self-employment as a means to meet the consumer’s desired employment outcome.

(E) Identification of any personal or family networks the consumer may use to achieve his or her desired employment outcomes.

(3) The habilitation service provider and the regional center shall review the plan developed pursuant to paragraph (2) semiannually to document progress towards objectives, additional barriers, and other changes that impact the consumer’s desired employment outcome.

(4) The hourly rate for community-based vocational development services, for the purposes of this section, shall be forty dollars ($40) per hour for a maximum of 75 hours per calendar quarter for all services identified and provided in the community-based vocational development plan as developed pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3). Prior to the implementation of community-based vocational development services, the department shall secure federal Medicaid funding for this service.

(5) Hours of participation in community-based vocational development services may be provided in lieu of hours of participation in other community-based day program services, as determined by the consumer’s individual program planning team, for up to two years. Community-based vocational development services may be authorized for an additional two years, if the consumer’s individual program planning team determines and documents at each semiannual review that the consumer is making significant progress toward the habilitation services objectives. A consumer’s participation in community-based vocational development services shall not exceed a total of four years.

(c) The department shall select up to five volunteer regional centers that reflect the geographic diversity of California to participate in the demonstration project.

(d) The department shall publish a notice on the department’s Internet Web site when the demonstration project has been implemented.

(e) (1) After conclusion of the demonstration project, the department shall review the effectiveness of the demonstration project and make determinations whether community-based vocational development services (A) increase employment outcomes, (B) reduce purchase of service costs, and (C) may be implemented on a statewide basis.

(2) The department shall notify the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of both houses of the Legislature of the determinations made pursuant to this subdivision.

(f) This section shall be implemented only to the extent that federal financial participation is available and any necessary federal approvals have been obtained.

(g) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2025, deletes or extends that date.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 431, Sec. 2. (SB 577) Effective January 1, 2015. Repealed as of January 1, 2025, by its own provisions.)

4851.
  

The definitions contained in this chapter shall govern the construction of this chapter, with respect to habilitation services provided through the regional center, and unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) “Habilitation services” means community-based services purchased or provided for adults with developmental disabilities, including services provided under the Work Activity Program and the Supported Employment Program, to prepare and maintain them at their highest level of vocational functioning, or to prepare them for referral to vocational rehabilitation services.

(b) “Individual program plan” means the overall plan developed by a regional center pursuant to Section 4646.

(c) “Individual habilitation service plan” means the service plan developed by the habilitation service vendor to meet employment goals in the individual program plan.

(d) “Department” means the State Department of Developmental Services.

(e) “Work activity program” includes, but is not limited to, sheltered workshops or work activity centers, or community-based work activity programs certified pursuant to subdivision (f) or accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

(f) “Certification” means certification procedures developed by the Department of Rehabilitation.

(g) “Work activity program day” means the period of time during which a Work Activity Program provides services to consumers.

(h) “Full day of service” means, for purposes of billing, a day in which the consumer attends a minimum of the declared and approved work activity program day, less 30 minutes, excluding the lunch period.

(i) “Half day of service” means, for purposes of billing, any day in which the consumer’s attendance does not meet the criteria for billing for a full day of service as defined in subdivision (g), and the consumer attends the work activity program not less than two hours, excluding the lunch period.

(j) “Supported employment program” means a program that meets the requirements of subdivisions (n) to (s), inclusive.

(k) “Consumer” means any adult who receives services purchased under this chapter.

(l) “Accreditation” means a determination of compliance with the set of standards appropriate to the delivery of services by a work activity program or supported employment program, developed by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, and applied by the commission or the department.

(m) “CARF” means CARF the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

(n) “Supported employment” means paid work that is integrated in the community for individuals with developmental disabilities.

(o) “Integrated work” means the engagement of an employee with a disability in work in a setting typically found in the community in which individuals interact with individuals without disabilities other than those who are providing services to those individuals, to the same extent that individuals without disabilities in comparable positions interact with other persons.

(p) “Supported employment placement” means the employment of an individual with a developmental disability by an employer in the community, directly or through contract with a supported employment program. This includes provision of ongoing support services necessary for the individual to retain employment.

(q) “Allowable supported employment services” means the services approved in the individual program plan and specified in the individual habilitation service plan for the purpose of achieving supported employment as an outcome, and may include any of the following:

(1) Job development, to the extent authorized by the regional center.

(2) Program staff time for conducting job analysis of supported employment opportunities for a specific consumer.

(3) Program staff time for the direct supervision or training of a consumer or consumers while they engage in integrated work unless other arrangements for consumer supervision, including, but not limited to, employer supervision reimbursed by the supported employment program, are approved by the regional center.

(4) Community-based training in adaptive functional and social skills necessary to ensure job adjustment and retention.

(5) Counseling with a consumer’s significant other to ensure support of a consumer in job adjustment.

(6) Advocacy or intervention on behalf of a consumer to resolve problems affecting the consumer’s work adjustment or retention.

(7) Ongoing support services needed to ensure the consumer’s retention of the job.

(r) “Group services” means job coaching in a group supported employment placement at a job coach-to-consumer ratio of not less than one-to-three nor more than one-to-eight where services to a minimum of three consumers are funded by the regional center or the Department of Rehabilitation. For consumers receiving group services, ongoing support services shall be limited to job coaching and shall be provided at the worksite.

(s) “Individualized services” means job coaching and other supported employment services for regional center-funded consumers in a supported employment placement at a job coach-to-consumer ratio of one-to-one, and that decrease over time until stabilization is achieved. Individualized services may be provided on or off the jobsite.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 80, Sec. 18. Effective July 19, 2005.)

4852.
  

A consumer shall be referred to a provider of habilitation services under this chapter when all of the following apply:

(a) The individual is an adult who has been diagnosed as having a developmental disability.

(b) The individual is determined to be in need of and has chosen habilitation services through the individual program planning process pursuant to Section 4646.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4853.
  

(a) When a referral for habilitation services pursuant to Section 4852 has been made and if the individual is placed in a work activity program, he or she shall be deemed presumptively eligible for a period not to exceed 90 days.

(b) During the period of presumptive eligibility, the work activity program shall submit a work skills evaluation report to the regional center. The work skills evaluation report shall reflect the performance of the consumer in all of the following areas:

(1) Appropriate behavior to safely conduct himself or herself in a work setting.

(2) Adequate attention span to reach a productivity level in paid work.

(3) Ability to understand and act on simple instructions within a reasonable length of time.

(4) Ability to communicate basic needs and understand basic receptive language.

(5) Attendance level.

(c) During the period of presumptive eligibility, the individual program plan planning team shall, pursuant to Section 4646, utilize the work skills evaluation report to determine the appropriateness of the referral.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4854.
  

In developing the individual habilitation service plan pursuant to Section 4853, the habilitation service provider shall develop specific and measurable objectives to determine whether the consumer demonstrates ability to reach or maintain individual employment goals in all of the following areas:

(a) Participation in paid work for a specified period of time.

(b) Obtaining or sustaining a specified productivity rate.

(c) Obtaining or sustaining a specified attendance level.

(d) Demonstration of appropriate behavior for a work setting.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4854.1.
  

The individual program plan planning team, shall, pursuant to Section 4646, meet, when it is necessary to review any of the following:

(a) The appropriateness of job placement.

(b) The appropriateness of the services available at the Work Activity Program or Supported Employment Program.

(c) The individual habilitation service plan.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4855.
  

When an individual who is eligible for habilitation services under this chapter is referred to the Department of Rehabilitation for vocational rehabilitation services, including supported employment services, and is placed on a Department of Rehabilitation waiting list for vocational rehabilitation as a result of the Department of Rehabilitation’s order of selection regulations, the regional center shall authorize appropriate services for the individual pursuant to this chapter as needed until services can be provided by the vocational rehabilitation program.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4856.
  

(a) The regional center shall monitor, evaluate, and audit habilitation services providers for program effectiveness, using performance criteria that include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Service quality.

(2) Protections for individuals receiving services.

(3) Compliance with applicable CARF standards.

(b) (1) The regional center may impose immediate sanctions on providers of work activity programs and supported employment programs for noncompliance with accreditation or services standards contained in regulations adopted by the department, and for safety violations which pose a threat to consumers of habilitation services.

(2) Sanctions include, but are not limited to, the following:

(A) A moratorium on new referrals.

(B) Imposition of a corrective plan as specified in regulations.

(C) Removal of consumers from a service area where dangerous conditions or abusive conditions exist.

(D) Termination of vendorization.

(c) A moratorium on new referrals may be the first formal sanction to be taken except in instances where consumers are at imminent risk of abuse or other harm. When the regional center determines a moratorium on new referrals to be the first formal sanction, a corrective action plan shall be developed. The moratorium shall be lifted only when the conditions cited are corrected per a corrective action plan.

(d) A corrective action plan is a formal sanction, that may be imposed either simultaneously with a moratorium on new referrals, or as a single sanction in circumstances that do not require a moratorium, as determined by the regional center. Noncompliance with the conditions and timelines of the corrective action plan shall result in termination of vendorization.

(e) Removal of consumers from a program shall only take place where dangerous or abusive conditions are present, or upon termination of vendorization. In instances of removal for health and safety reasons, when the corrections are made by the program, as determined by the regional center, consumers may return, at their option.

(f) Any provider sanctioned under subparagraph (B) or (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) may request an administrative review as specified in Section 4648.1.

(g) Any provider sanctioned under subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall have a right to a formal review by the Office of Administrative Hearings under Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 11370) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(h) Effective July 1, 2004, if a habilitation services provider is under sanction under former Section 19354.5, the provider shall complete the requirements of the corrective action plan or any other terms or conditions imposed upon it as part of the sanctions. At the end of the term of the corrective action plan or other compliance requirements, the services provider shall be evaluated by the regional center based upon the requirements in this section.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4857.
  

The regional center shall purchase habilitation services pursuant to the individual program plan. Habilitation services shall continue as long as satisfactory progress is being made toward achieving the objectives of the individual habilitation service plan or as long as these services are determined by the regional center to be necessary to maintain the individual at their highest level of vocational functioning, or to prepare the individual for referral to vocational rehabilitation services.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4857.1.
  

Regional centers may purchase habilitation services only from providers who are accredited community nonprofit agencies that provide work activity services or supported employment services, or both, and that have been vendored as described in Section 4861 and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. Habilitation services providers who, on July 1, 2004, are providing services to consumers shall be deemed to be an approved vendor.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4858.
  

(a) Each work activity program vendor shall, at a minimum, annually review the status of consumers participating in their program to determine whether these individuals would benefit from vocational rehabilitation services, including supported employment.

(b) If it is determined that the consumer would benefit from vocational rehabilitation services, the work activity program vendor shall, in conjunction with the regional center and in accordance with the individual program plan process, refer the consumer to the Department of Rehabilitation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4859.
  

(a) The department shall adopt regulations to establish rates for work activity program services subject to the approval of the Department of Finance. The regulations shall provide for an equitable and cost-effective ratesetting procedure in which each specific allowable service, activity, and provider administrative cost comprising an overall habilitation service, as determined by the department, reflects the reasonable cost of service. Reasonable costs shall be determined biennially by the department, subject to audit at the discretion of the department.

(b) The department shall adopt the existing work activity program rates as of July 1, 2004, that shall remain in effect until the next ratesetting year.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 4648, the regional center shall pay the work activity program rates established by the department.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4860.
  

(a) (1) The hourly rate for supported employment services provided to consumers receiving individualized services is thirty-six dollars and fifty-seven cents ($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-six dollars and fifty-seven cents ($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.

(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).

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 18, Sec. 23. (AB 107) Effective June 27, 2017.)

4861.
  

The regional center may vendor new work activity or supported employment programs, after determining the capacity of the program to deliver effective services, and assessing the ability of the program to comply with CARF requirements.

(a) Programs that receive the regional center’s approval to provide supported employment services shall receive rates in accordance with Section 4860.

(b) A new work activity program shall receive the statewide average rate, as determined by the department. As soon as the new work activity program has a historical period of not less than three months that is representative of the cost per consumer, as determined by the department, the department shall set the rate in accordance with Section 4859.

(c) The regional center may purchase services from new work activity programs and supported employment programs, even though the program in not yet accredited by CARF, if all of the following apply:

(1) The vendor can demonstrate that the program is in compliance with certification standards established by the Department of Rehabilitation, to allow a period for becoming CARF accredited.

(2) (A) The program commits, in writing, to apply for accreditation by CARF within three years of the approval to purchase services by the regional center.

(B) CARF shall accredit a program within four years after the program has been vendored.

(d) The regional center may approve or disapprove proposals submitted by new or existing vendors based on all of the following criteria to the extent that it is federally permissible:

(1) The need for a work activity or supported employment program.

(2) The capacity of the vendor to deliver work activity or supported employment services effectively.

(3) The ability of the vendor to comply with the requirements of this section.

(4) The ability of the vendor to achieve integrated paid work for consumers served in supported employment.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4862.
  

(a) The length of a work activity program day shall not be less than five hours, excluding the lunch period.

(b) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the length of a work activity program day shall not be reduced from the length of the work activity program day in the historical period that was the basis for the approved habilitation services rate.

(2) (A) A work activity program may, upon consultation with, and prior written approval from, the regional center, change the length of a work activity program day.

(B) If the regional center approves a reduction in the work activity program day pursuant to subparagraph (A), the department may change the work activity program rate.

(c) (1) A work activity program may change the length of a work activity program day for a specific consumer in order to meet the needs of that consumer, if the regional center, upon the recommendation of the individual program planning team, approves the change.

(2) The work activity program shall specify in writing to the regional center the reasons for any proposed change in a work activity program day on an individual basis.

(Amended (as being added July 1, 2004, by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226) by Stats. 2003, Ch. 886, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 4 of Ch. 886.)

4863.
  

(a) In accordance with regulations adopted by the department, and if agreed upon by the work activity program and the regional center, hourly billing shall be permitted, provided that it does not increase the regional center’s costs when used in lieu of full-day or half-day billing. A work activity program shall be required to submit a request for the hourly billing option to the regional center not less than 60 days prior to the program’s proposed implementation of this billing option.

(b) If a work activity program and the regional center elect to utilize hourly billing, the hourly billing process shall be required to be used for a minimum of one year.

(c) When the hourly billing process is being used, the definitions contained in subdivisions (h) and (i) of Section 4851 shall not apply.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4864.
  

The department shall authorize payment for absences in work activity programs and supported employment programs that are directly consequent to a declaration of a State of Emergency by the Governor. If the department authorizes payment for absences due to a state of emergency, the vendor shall bill only for absences in excess of the average number of absences experienced by the vendor during the 12-month period prior to the month in which the disaster occurred.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4865.
  

At the request of the Department of Rehabilitation, a work activity or supported employment program or both shall release accreditation and state licensing reports and consumer special incident reports as required by law or regulations in instances of suspected abuse.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4865.1.
  

(a) A regional center shall continue to pay the rate in effect as of June 30, 2004, for a supported employment placement group composed of a coach-to-client ratio of 1:3 when the provider submits to the State Department of Developmental Services and the regional center, by July 30, 2004, documentation that all of the following conditions apply:

(1) The group was established prior to July 1, 2002.

(2) The group was at the 1:3 ratio on May 1, 2004.

(3) The employer will only accommodate a group of three.

(b) In consultation with the regional center, the State Department of Developmental Services shall determine whether the requirements of this section have been met. The department’s decision shall be final.

(c) Groups paid under this section shall meet the requirements of subdivision (r) of Section 4851 by July 1, 2005, or be subject to termination of funding pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4860.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 228, Sec. 9.4. Effective August 16, 2004.)

4866.
  

The department may promulgate emergency regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter. If the Department of Developmental Services promulgates emergency regulations, the adoption of the regulations shall be deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare for purposes of subdivision (b) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

4867.
  

Nothing in this chapter shall be interpreted to mean that work activity programs or supported employment programs cannot serve consumers who are funded by agencies other than regional centers, including, but not limited to, the Department of Rehabilitation.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 226, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004. Operative July 1, 2004, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 226.)

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