The following information is being posted in an effort to promote transparency and accountability, and to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 74, which was approved by Governor Brown on March 24, 2011.
POS Data 2017-18 Community Meetings
Feedback Surveys and PowerPoint Presentations
On March 7, 2019 and March 14, 2019, community meetings were held to discuss the FY 2017-18 POS data and ask for feedback from the community regarding what we can do to help reduce disparities and improve equity in purchase of services based on the various data categories. Approximately 75 people participated in the meetings, and we thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to attend. You can view the PowerPoint presentations that were shared at the meeting by clicking on the links below.
As part of this year's meetings, we made a survey available that we invite consumers, family members and service providers in our community to fill out in order to provide us with your valuable feedback. Please click on the survey links below. Fill out the survey, use "Save as" to save your file and send by email to NLAemail@nlacrc.org no later than March 29th.
Purchase of Service (POS) Data Welfare & Institutions Code, Section 4519.5, requires DDS and regional centers to annually collaborate to compile data relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure.
By December 31 of each year, regional centers are required to post their data to their respective Internet Website and DDS must post statewide data on its Internet Website.
The purchase of service data must be categorized by:
Age of consumer:
-Birth to age two, inclusive,|
-Three to 21, inclusive,
-Twenty-two and older
Race or ethnicity of the consumer.
Primary language spoken by the consumer, and other related details, as feasible.
Residence type, subcategorized by age, race or ethnicity, and primary language.
The data must include the number and percentage of individuals, categorized by age, race or ethnicity, disability, and by residence type, who have been determined to be eligible for regional center services but are not receiving purchase of service funds.
Within three months of compiling the data with DDS, each regional center must meet with stakeholders in a public meeting regarding the data.
ABX2-1 funding proposal to promote equity and reduce disparities Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) section 4519.5 requires regional centers to annually collaborate with the Department of Developmental Services (Department) to gather data related to purchase of service (POS) authorization, utilization, and expenditures, by each regional center. This section also requires regional centers to undertake certain activities to identify significant disparities and barriers to equitable access to services and supports, and to develop recommendations and plans to reduce existing disparities.
Legislation, ABX2 1 (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2016), added WIC section 4519.5(h), which allocates $11 million to the Department to assist regional centers in the implementation of strategies to reduce POS disparities.
Annual report on administrative services Regional center annual reports pursuant to Section 4639.5 - prior fiscal year expenditures from the regional center operations budget for all administrative services, including managerial, consultant, accounting, personnel, labor relations, and legal services, whether procured under a written contract or otherwise. >> View the FY2018 administrative expenditures survey
Performance contract The annual performance contract and year-end performance contract entered into with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). To request a copy of the performance contract or year-end report prior to 2014, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. >> View the 2019 performance contract
Board meeting agendas and minutes Agendas and approved minutes of open meetings of the board and all committees of the Board. (Board meetings are not held in July of December.) >> Go to the page with board meeting agendas
Cultural & linguistic competency training for NLACRC's Board of Trustees NLACRC provides training and support for board members on a regular basis to facilitate their overall effectiveness in governance and oversight as well as their understanding and participation in planning, policy making, and support for the accomplishment of the NLACRC mission
Community Resource Development Fund ("CRDF") Needs Assessment Survey Results and Information During the month of April 2018, in response to a request for input from the Department of Developmental Services and in accordance with the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4679, North Los Angeles County Regional Center conducted outreach which sought input from stakeholders, including consumers, family members, providers and advocates, in an effort to determine local needs and priorities for the use of the Community Resource Development Fund. Outreach efforts included public meetings, surveys, and discussions with stakeholders and advocates.