Service Provider Forms

2021 Minimum Wage

Due to the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 3, the California minimum wage will increase to $14.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2021, for employers with 26 or more employees, and to $13.00 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.

Providers of services with rates established through negotiation with a regional center may be eligible for a rate adjustment by submitting the below worksheet to NBRC:

Please email completed Minimum Wage Worksheet to

Rates set by The Department of Developmental Services (e.g. Respite, Adult Development Center, Behavior Management Program, ILS) please visit the below link:


Alternative Service Delivery Monthly Report Information 01/12/21

Hello Non-Residential Service Providers,

This communications pertains to non-residential vendors that are providing Alternative Services. This specifically excludes vendors under the following service codes: 096, 109, 113, 896, 900, 902, 904, 905, 910, 915, and 920.

If you have been providing Alternative Services and have billed your monthly averages for the month of December this information is for you. If you have continued to provide traditional services only, this does not apply to you.

Below is the latest guidance from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) on the Alternative Service Delivery Monthly Report and a sample of the monthly report

DDS Directive on Alternative Services reporting December 2020

Next Steps:

By January 15th complete the below survey for December 2020 Alternative Services delivered

Survey Monkey Alternative Services Survey December 2020


Alternative Service Delivery Certification Forms and Information

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS)  has developed a new service and funding model called Alternative Service Delivery.  This new model will

  • Increase opportunities for clients to guide their services,b
  • Builds on all of the work non-residential providers have been doing during COVID-19
  • Secures Federal funding
  • Establishes a mechanism for providers of such services to receive payment and preserve their workforce and delivery of services

Below is the DDS Directive that implements Alternative Directed Services

 DDS Directive_Policies-ProceduresAlternativeNonresidentialServices_08312020

Please complete the below form to become certified to provide Alternative Service Delivery


Below Please Find the Power Point from the Department of Developmental Services Training on Alternative Service Delivery

DDS 08.25.20 Alt Svc Briefing




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


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 2020-21, click here: Invoice – Payment schedule FY 21


Year End Reminder

Year End Auth reminder – 2021



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.