Service Provider Forms

2019 Minimum Wage Increase

Due to the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 3, the California minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2019, for employers with 26 or more employees, and to $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. As a result, a number of regional center vendors may be eligible for a rate adjustment in order to pay employees the new minimum wage.

Which Providers/Services are Eligible to submit to NBRC?

All providers of services with rates established in the following ways may be eligible for a rate adjustment by submitting a worksheet to NBRC:

  1. Rates set by regional centers through negotiation.

Rates Set by Regional Centers through Negotiation:

Rates for a variety of services are set through negotiation between providers and regional centers. Providers with rates set in this manner may negotiate a rate adjustment with the regional center, if applicable to the new minimum wage increase. Providers should contact their local regional center for more information on submitting rate adjustment requests.



North Bay Regional Center/Vendor Advisory Committee Holiday Schedule

Fiscal Year 2020-21

Click on the below link to view the Day Program and Transportation Holiday Schedule, approved by the Vendor Advisory Committee on June 24, 2020:

Holiday Schedule FY 20.21



As required by Welfare & Institutions Code §4619.8, the Department of Developmental Services is required to submit a rate study addressing the sustainability, quality, and transparency of community based services. The provider survey is one aspect of the overall rate study.

Link to rate study:

For a tutorial on how to complete the rate study:

Additional information provided by DDS:

FAQ -Rate Study (DDS website)


Process for Residential Change in Capacity

The enactment of the bill also established rates for the Alternative Residential Model (ARM) community care facilities vendored to serve four or fewer consumers.

View the cover letter to service providers re: new provider rates

View Updated ARM Rates

The establishment of these rates is intended to support our system readiness for changes in Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) where individuals will need access to choosing single rooms when preferred over shared room settings. As such the process for requesting a residential change in capacity is meant to be a permanent change to your vendorization, as opposed to a variable, sliding scale rate depending on a home’s current occupancy.

If you currently have more residents than your desired capacity level, you will need to work with your consumer planning teams and conduct appropriate IPP planning before any changes to your vendorization can be made. This new rate is not intended to displace individuals from their homes. Should you wish to make this change to your vendorization, please submit a formal letter on your agency’s letter head requesting this change. Considering residential services have a monthly rate, the effective date for the change in capacity rate will be the first of the month. Please note, the first of the month effective date may vary depending on when the request was made. See example below:

• Any request from October 1-15, the effective date is November 1st
• Any request from October 16-30, the effective date is December 1st

Additionally please attach a copy of your current license for the home, though we understand your licensed capacity may remain unchanged. Your submission will then be added to your vendor file as a program design addendum. You may submit your request electronically at or post mail to the Community Services Department.


Electronic Invoicing

Service Providers may use this  Service Provider Portal Agreement  and NBRC Email Notice to receive purchase of service authorizations and/or turnaround invoices by email in lieu of mail. Please download and complete, and return to NBRC Fiscal Department. For the Invoicing Schedule for 2018-19, click here: Invoice – Payment schedule FY 19


Year End Reminder

Year End Auth reminder – 2021