Public Meeting January 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Notice for: AB 637 Proposal and Notice of Public Meeting


December 29, 2022


North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) will be hosting a virtual public meeting on 1/17/2023 at11:00 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 $232,144 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 Bi-cultural 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: January 17, 2023 at 11:00 am

Where: Via Zoom (phone or video)

Written Comments: Can be submitted to through 1/31/23.


Zoom Information:

Meeting ID: 857 5038 8931

Pass code: 396787


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Meeting ID: 857 5038 8931

Pass code: 396787