Disability Rights CA Urges State to Move SDC Clients to Community

Oakland, CA – On July 25, the California Department of Public Health (DPH) recommended terminating federal certification of the remaining seven Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) units at Sonoma Developmental Center, impacting 166 residents, finding that the facility failed to meet multiple health and safety standards. This follows action in January 2013 when the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) voluntarily withdrew four ICF units at Sonoma from federal certification due to ongoing uncorrected deficiencies. Read More.