Important Updates From

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

For more information, please visit the DDS website at www.dds.ca.gov/corona-virus-information-and-resources/ .  These directives are also available in various languages and in ASL. If you still have questions after reading this information and talking with Westside Regional Center and/or your local county public health office, you can email DDSC19@dds.ca.gov. DDS will check this email daily and route questions to the correct DDS staff for response(s).

Document:For:Date:
Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals and FamiliesIndividuals & Families3/25/2020
Frequently Asked Questions for Vendors and Service Providers Vendors & Service Providers3/25/2020
Guidance for Consumers in a Day Program at High Risk for Serious Illness to Stay HomeDepartment Directives3/12/2020
Guidance for Waiving Requirements for In-Person Eligibility, Services, or Individual Program Plan Meetings and Authority to Regional Centers for Health & Safety Waiver ExemptionsDepartment Directives3/12/2020
Guidance for Regional Centers to Pay Vendors for Absences as a Result of COVID-19Department Directives3/12/2020
Guidance for Regional Center Monitoring Staff and Activities Department Directives3/18/2020
Guidance for Flexibility in Provision of Services and Supports for Consumers and Providers Department Directives3/18/2020
Guidance for Fingerprint Clearance and Exemption TransfersDepartment Directives3/20/2020
Guidance for Regional Center Requests for Placement into Licensed Residential SettingsDepartment Directives3/20/2020
Guidance for Visits to Licensed Residential Facilities Department Directives3/23/2020
Guidance for Immediate Risk Management Strategies for ARFPSHN and ICF/DD-CNDepartment Directives3/23/2020
Guidance for Reporting Incidents Related to COVID-19Department Directives3/25/2020
Guidance for Eligibility, In-Home Respite Workers and Family FeesDepartment Directives3/25/2020
Guidance for Admissions and Discharges from State-Operated FacilitiesDepartment Directives3/25/2020
Joint Guidance on Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19​​Department Directives3/30/2020
Guidance for Additional Participant-Directed Services​​Department Directive3/30/2020
Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19​​Department Directive4/2/2020
Requirements Waived due to COVID-19 and Additional Guidance​​Department Directive3/18/2020
Guidance for Fingerprint Clearance and Exemption Transfers​​Department Directive3/20/2020
Guidance for Regional Center Requests for Placement into Licensed Residential SettingsDepartment Directive3/20/2020
Guidance for Visits to Licensed Residential FacilitiesDepartment Directive3/23/2020
Guidance for Immediate Risk Management Strategies for ARFPSHN and ICF/DD-CNDepartment Directive3/23/2020
Guidance for Reporting Incidents Related to COVID-19Department Directive3/25/2020
Guidance for Eligibility, In-Home Respite Workers and Family FeesDepartment Directive3/25/2020
Guidance for Admissions and Discharges from State-Operated FacilitiesDepartment Directive3/25/2020
Joint Guidance on Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19Department Directive3/30/2020
Guidance for Additional Participant-Directed ServicesDepartment Directive3/30/2020
Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19Department Directive4/2/2020
Guidance for Residential Facility Payments and Rates, Vendor Audits, HCBS Info, RBT Certification, CIE and Parental FeesDepartment Directive4/15/2020
Training Resources for Residential Service Providers Hiring Direct Support ProfessionalsDepartment Directive4/16/2020
COVID-19 Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesDepartment Directive5/1/2020
Regional Center Messaging to Local Communities during COVID-19 OutbreakDepartment Directive5/1/2020
Additional Guidance on Payments for Non-Residential ServicesDepartment Directive5/7/2020
Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19Department Directive5/8/2020
Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19Department Directive5/18/2020
Amended Requirements for Reporting Incidents Related to COVID-19Department Directive5/22/2020
Guidance for Fingerprint Clearance and TransfersDepartment Directive5/22/2020
Availability of Personal Protective EquipmentDepartment Directive6/8/2020
Extension and Rescission of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19Department Directive6/8/2020
Extension of Early Start ServicesDepartment Directive6/15/2020
Additional Guidance on Payments for Nonresidential ServicesDepartment Directive6/18/2020
Criminal Background Checks for Self-Determination Program and Family Home Agencies

COVID-19 Request for Department of Justice Name Check

Department Directive6/22/2020