Report 2016-108 Recommendation Responses

Report 2016-108: Department of Developmental Services: It Cannot Verify That Vendor Rates for In-Home Respite Services Are Appropriate and That Regional Centers and Vendors Meet Applicable Requirements (Release Date: October 2016)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To ensure that DDS is paying reasonable and appropriate rates to vendors for in-home respite services, the Legislature should clarify whether the rate freeze imposed by the 1998 legislation is still in effect despite the numerous legislative rate adjustments made since then. Further, the Legislature should clarify whether the 2003 legislation that imposed a cap on vendors' hourly payment rates constitutes only a ceiling on increases of in-home respite rates and require DDS to resume collecting cost statements and adjust the rates if appropriate.

Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to address this specific recommendation.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: December 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: No Action Taken

All Recommendations in 2016-108