Self Determination Program Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

The Self Determination Program Advisory Committee Meeting will be held December 8th

The Committee is looking for new members…please attend if interested in learning about this program option and being a Committee member




Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services/Home and Community Based Services Vendor Training

The State of CA has earmarked $15 million to give to HCBS-funded service providers for projects to help them come into compliance with the HCBS/CMS (Home & Community-Based Services waiver/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid) regulations, which is a great opportunity!  North Bay Regional Center will be hosting an informational meeting for vendors of NBRC that are interested in pursuing funding for HCBS/CMS final rule compliance.

Date: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Time: 1:00

Location: 610 Airpark Way, Napa-

please rsvp: Julie Parrish at 707-256-1294 or

Developmental Services Update – Respite Cap Lifted as of 1/1/2018 

Due to recent changes in the law, you may be eligible for more respite hours as of January 1, 2018.  Your Regional Center encourages you to speak with your Service Coordinator to find out more and begin planning now.

Debido a recientes cambios en la ley, usted puede ser elegible para más horas de relevo (respite) a partir del 01 de Enero de 2018.  Your Regional Center le anima a hablar con su Coordinador de servicios para obtener más información y comenzar a planificar ahora.

State of Emergency Billing Instructions for NBRC Vendors posted

Dear Vendor Community,

It is our sincere hope that this memo finds you on the road to recovery after such a horrific sequence of events these past few weeks. In a time of such disaster, it was amazing to see our communities pull together to take care of each other.

North Bay Regional Center will honor State of Emergency (SOE) billing for the month of October 2017. This memo: SOE Billing information 10-2017 will provide guidance for October SOE billing for Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties.

Department of Developmental Services Releases Information & Guidelines on 2nd Round of HCBS Transition Funding

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Compliance Activities Funding

In recognition that service providers will need to continue taking steps towards modifying their services, the 2017 Budget Act (AB 97, Chapter 14, Statutes of 2017) contains $15 million to fund changes that are necessary for providers to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2022.

Service providers need to submit their completed application to the Regional Center by January 5, 2018.

DDS will hold two, one0hour webinars to review this process and answer questions. These optional webinars will be held on Tuesday, November 14 from 2:00- 3:00, and Friday, November 17 from 11:00-12. To register, follow the instructions found at

All information and documents here: CMS Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Regulations

Self Determination Program Informational meetings scheduled

If you are interested in the Self Determination Program, how it will work, the requirements, and how to be considered, please join us for one of these informational meetings!

Monday, Oct 30th

1pm or 5 pm

NBRC – Santa Rosa office

2351 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Self Determination Flyer Spanish

Self Determination Flyer English

 more information can be found here:






Performance Contract for Community Input & Update on Disparity Projects

NBRC Presents draft Performance Contract for Community Input

& Update on Disparity Projects

Friday, Oct 27th 6-7:30pm

ParentsCAN 1909 Jefferson St, Napa

Performance Contract announcement 10.27.17 SPANISH

Performance Contract announcement ENGLISH

North Bay Regional Center wants to make sure that we are continuously improving.  We strive to exceed our mission, desired outcomes, and that we are in compliance with all requirements.

The NBRC Performance Plan measures our ongoing performance on desired statewide outcomes, and compares North Bay Regional Center’s performance with the statewide average for all 21 regional centers in California. These desired outcomes reflect the state’s public policy direction for developmental services in the community.

Performance Contracts can be found here:

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