UNIFORM HOLIDAY SCHEDULE” & “HALF-DAY BILLING RULE” NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR MANY REGIONAL CENTER FUNDED SITE-BASED PROGRAMS – DEPT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES MAKES IT OFFICIAL WITH LETTER TO REGIONAL CENTERS
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued an official letter to the 21 non-profit regional centers informing those agencies that the 2009 “uniform holiday schedule” – essentially non-reimbursable mandatory furlough days – and the 2011 “half-day billing rule” is no longer in effect, impacting thousands of people with developmental disabilities and workers in many community site-based programs across the State. The directive to regional centers executive directors indicated that regional centers, as a result of the court order, were authorized to provide payment to any impacted providers who provided services to consumers on the most recent holiday since the court order was issued – President’s Day (February 16th). In addition, the letter indicated that regional centers could authorize payments for future holidays that were previously unpaid in the now defunct “Uniform Holiday Schedule”.
A copy of the official letter has been posted to the DDS website:
Day programs in the FNRC catchment area were given the option of staying open on 3/31/15 or closing for Cesar Chavez day. Most day programs funded by FNRC will be open although a few have chosen to close on that day. If you are unsure about which programs will remain open, please call the program directly to get more information.