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HIPAA Compliance to Prevent and Report Privacy Breaches for Service Providers
These are the two presentations from the April 7, 2014 training held at St. Michaels.

>> View the DDS Security Training

>> View the HIPAA Workforce Training


DS1891 Resources & Information

>> View the letter re. Biennial Requirement to Update Form DS1891, Applicant/Vendor Disclosure Statement (Second Request)

>> View the Service Provider Agreement re. DS1891 Information

>> View the letter re. Biennial Requirement to Update Form DS1891, Applicant/Vendor Disclosure Statement

>> View the Applicant/Vendor Disclosure Statement DS1891 July 2011 (paper form)

>> Go to, the DS1891 screening web site


Bed Bugs in Los Angeles County
"Bed bugs have resurfaced as an important public health pest of not only housing institutions, hotels and motels, but multiple and single family dwellings." We hope that this information will be helpful to you.

>> View the document "Bed Bugs in Los Angeles County"

>> View the "Bed Bug Fact Sheet"

>> View the "Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

>> View the "Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite" poster


DDS Safety Net

The DDS Safety Net web site has information to help ensure that Californians with developmental disabilities are safe and healthy at TheWinter 2013 DDS Safety Net newsletter is now available on their web site. The focus of this issue is recognizing respiratory illness.

View information including articles, newsletters, tools and other resources that are helpful to service providers in a variety of topics at Supporters might include direct support professionals, family members and other support providers.

View information including articles, presentations, tools and other resources that are helpful to consumers in a variety of topics at


Building an Inclusive Workforce: A Four-Step Reference Guide to Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Employees with Disabilities
Published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. Visit their web site at

>> View the reference guide


DDS YouTube Channel
The California Department of Developmental Services has  YouTube channel where they have several of their videos posted including some of the most popular titles such as "Handwashing and Gloving," "Wellness is Catching Series," and several other titles.

>> Go to the DDS YouTube Channel page

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