For the past few years, service providers have worked collaboratively with Harbor Regional Center to come into compliance with the HCBS Final Rule. The process included service providers completing a self-assessment in 2020, followed by virtual site assessments for selected service providers in 2021. By March 17th, 2023 service providers had to submit documentation that demonstrated practices that align with HCBS and the federal requirements. In late 2023, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), put forth a directive in support of regional centers fully implementing the federal requirements for HCBS settings. The directive establishes a monitoring timeline for completing required on-site reviews to confirm that all HCBS settings are in full compliance. The directive also includes the steps to address service providers found not to be in compliance, which will include a Corrective Action Plan and Sanctions.
HRC continues its commitment to support service providers in meeting HCBS compliance by providing resources and training. In preparation for your on-site visit, please review HRC’s HCBS Monitoring Tool below. The tool list the types of documents that will be reviewed to determine HCBS compliance. In addition, the process will also include interviews of individuals and direct care staff. If it is determined that the service provider is not in full compliance, action items and due dates will be noted in the tool for service providers to complete and meet full compliance.
If you have any questions, please contact HCBS Specialist, Brian Carrillo at (310) 792-4702 or Brian.Carrillo@harborrc.org . HCBS office hours are also available every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to answer any HCBS questions.
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