What is "purchase of services?"
Purchase of services is the method by which NBRC buys services to accomplish objectives in each person's Individual Program Plan. NBRC explores existing funding sources such as Medi-Cal, private insurance, or other sources before spending its own funds, because State law requires us to pursue all possible public and private sources of funding for clients.
What are the guidelines for determining what services will be purchased?
The Board of Directors has adopted the following policy:
NBRC will purchase services for eligible persons which will:
Who determines whether a service is purchased?
The Interdisciplinary Team (ID Team) has this responsibility. The ID Team carefully examines the individual needs of each person in relation to the goals stated by California law (Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act). The Individual Program Plan must be compatible with this law.
What are some examples of services commonly purchased by NBRC?
Infant development programs, adult training and employment programs, in-home and out- of-home respite, nursing services, training in independent and supported living, behavior management training, transportation and many other services, depending on the needs of the individual.
May clients, parents or others purchase a service privately?
Yes. The Program Coordinator can give you appropriate referrals.
May clients, parents or others voluntarily participate with the Regional Center in purchasing a service?
Yes. Voluntary contributions help NBRC provide more services to people with developmental disabilities. The Program Coordinator can tell you how to make a voluntary contribution.
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