Vendors Affected By WIC Section 4652.5
Section 4652.5 was added to the Welfare & Institutions Code on March 24, 2011, requiring specified vendors to contract with an independent accounting firm for an audit or review of their financial statements.
Pursuant to this new law, when the amount the vendor receives from the regional center(s) during the vendor’s fiscal year is more than or equal to two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), the vendor must obtain an independent audit or independent review report of its financial statements for the period. Consistent with California Code of Regulations, Title 17, this requirement also applies to work activity program providers receiving less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000). When the amount received from the regional center(s) during the vendor’s fiscal year is equal to or more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), the vendor must obtain an independent audit of its financial statements for the period. Please refer to the following document for more information: Vendor Independent Audit Review Letter
Notification Requirements for Confidential Information Breaches for Regional Center Vendors
California law requires all government agencies to protect the privacy of confidential, sensitive, and/or personal information collected and stored on its behalf. The law also requires notification to any resident when unencrypted confidential, sensitive, and/or personal information has been lost or stolen or inadvertently released to an unauthorized person. For detailed information, please read this document: Notification Requirements.
California Code of Regulations
The California Office of Administrative Law maintains a Website containing the text of the complete California Code of Regulations (CCR) with the exception of Title 24 (California Building Standards.) The CCR consists of 27 titles and contains the regulations of approximately 200 regulatory agencies.
Other Legislative Information
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