Report 2016-108 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Developmental Services, Department of

To ensure that regional centers are aware of the benefits, including cost savings to the State that can be realized by using FMS vendors, DDS should formally communicate to regional centers regarding the model.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2018

DDS will formally communicate to RCs a reminder that participant-direction of respite, through the use of Financial Management System vendors, is an option for the delivery of this service. The communication will note that, as stated in regulation, "the regional center may offer Participant-Directed Services to allow the adult consumer and/or family member to procure their own... respite... services."

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Pending


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From December 2017

DDS will formally communicate to regional centers a reminder that participant-direction of respite, through the use of Financial Management System vendors, is an option for the delivery of this service. The communication will note that, as stated in regulation, "...the regional center may offer Participant-Directed Services to allow the adult consumer and/or family member to procure their own...respite...services."

DDS anticipates this will be completed by January 2018.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Pending


1-Year Agency Response

DDS is in the process of drafting a letter to formally communicate to regional centers a reminder that a participant-direction of respite, through the use of FMS vendors, is an option for the delivery of service.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 12/29/17
  • Response Date: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending


6-Month Agency Response

DDS is in the process of drafting a letter to formally communicate to regional centers a reminder that participant-direction of respite, through the use of FMS vendors, is an option for the delivery of service.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/17
  • Response Date: April 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

DDS is in the process of drafting a letter to formally communicate to regional centers a reminder that participant-direction of respite, through the use of FMS vendors, is an option for the delivery of service.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 4/25/2017
  • Response Date: February 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2016-108

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.