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AB-627 Developmental services: regional centers.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 4640.1 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

4640.1.
 (a) In order to ensure accessibility of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, the Director of Developmental Services shall identify regional centers that are in need of one or more satellite offices because barriers to access may exist in the catchment area, including, but not limited to, barriers due to a rural location, lack of public transportation, or the potential for significant travel time to the regional center office.
(b) On or before July 1, 2020, the director shall consult with each regional center identified pursuant to subdivision (a) to determine an appropriate location for the satellite office or offices. Locations shall be selected based on an identified need to provide more accessibility to services and a better quality of care for individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in areas with barriers to access.
(c) A regional center identified pursuant to subdivision (a) shall inform the public of its plans to open one or more satellite offices, and shall, on or before July 1, 2021, offer services to individuals with developmental disabilities at those satellite offices. A satellite office may offer limited services based on the needs of individuals eligible for services.