Board Meeting – February 1st 6:00pm

The Next Board Meeting is on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm via Zoom.

Please click the link below to join the Zoom Webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89709687840?pwd=QjlIcTc0dzBBNXA2OEpLanVjOFltUT09

Or Telephone: 1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 897 0968 7840
Password: 912329

Please contact (707) 256-1224 for information or accommodations. Spanish translation services are provided.

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February 1, 2023 Board Meeting Packet

Focus Groups January 26th, 27th, and 30th

On January 26th, 27th, and 30th from 6pm-8pm, NBRC will be hosting focus groups in 3 different languages to better understand the needs of our community as they relate to language and culture. Please refer to the Zoom links for the following dates:

January 26th English: https://bit.ly/focus1-26

January 27th Spanish: https://bit.ly/focus1-27

January 30th Tagalog: https://bit.ly/focus1-30

 

Next Quarterly Community Conversation January 25th at 6pm-8pm

NBRC would like to invite you to our next Quarterly Community Conversation! We will be conducting 2 sessions. The first session will be conducted via Zoom on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6pm-8pm. Please refer to the following link for the Zoom session: https://bit.ly/QuarterlyConvoJAN23. The second session will be held both in-person and in Spanish on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10am-12pm. The location is still to be determined. Further details will be coming soon!

 

Winter Consumer Newsletter

Please visit the following link for our Winter Consumer Newsletter, by your Consumer Advocate, Ellen Sweigert!

Consumer Corner Newsletter Jan2323

AB 637 Public Meeting February 1st 10:00 a.m.

Notice for: AB 637 Proposal and Notice of Public Meeting

January 17, 2023

North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) will be hosting a virtual public meeting on February 1, 2023 at

10:00 am, to discuss a proposal that will be submitted to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), requesting to waive the use of the statewide median rates, associated with the following service codes: 056, 115, 116, and 117; pursuant to Welfare and Institution Code § 4691.9 (a),.

This request will include NBRC’s current vendored and new Psychologists providing Intellectual and/or Autism Evaluations. This waiver will afford NBRC, the ability to complete timely eligibility reviews for prospective applicants. NBRC is confident waiving this statue will increase provider availability, and as a result, accelerate the timeline for eligibility determination for client/ family access to Regional Center Services. NBRC estimates this waiver will increase purchase of service spending by $423,644.36 per year, directly related to psychological evaluations. NBRC will in addition, utilize the enhanced rate to address the need for Bilingual Psychologists to support non-English-speaking clients and families. A competitive rate will allow NBRC to support our three diverse catchment areas consisting of Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties more effectively. Last, to accomplish the goal of inclusion, diversity, and equity, NBRC needs to provide competent rates to hire qualifying English, Bilingual and Bicultural service providers to serve our marginalized populations.

This request in accordance with Title 17 Sections: CCR § 52082, CCR §57300 (c),  CCR § 57210(a)(19) and Welfare Institution Codes (WIC) WIC 4691.9 (a)

Please join us to review this proposal:

When: February 1, 2023 at 10:00 am

Where: Via Zoom (phone or video)

Written Comments: Can be submitted to vendor@nbrc.net through 02/02/23 

Zoom Information:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83731739572?pwd=QmdUUm43c3RST1dzZUNudm1kRzZqUT09

Meeting ID: 837 3173 9572

Passcode: 595801

Call in Information

Dial by your location

+1 669 444 9171 US

Meeting ID: 837 3173 9572

Passcode: 595801

MLK Holiday Closure

NBRC will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For non-medical emergencies, our after-hours service remains available at 1-800-884-1594. Happy MLK Day!

Holiday Closure

NBRC will be closed on Friday, December 30, 2022 and Monday, January 2, 2023 in observance of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For non-medical emergencies, our after-hours service remains available at 1-800-884-1594. Happy a safe and Happy New Year!