Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR submits testimony in response to California's proposed secured perimeter regulations

October 25, 2013

California is proposing to make permanent existing emergency regulations relating to 15 person home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver and Intermediate Care Facility homes with delayed egresses and secured perimeters for difficult-to-serve individuals with developmental disabilities. VOR's testimony raises questions with regard to the adequacy of minimum staffing criteria for resident safety, whether these residences will promote hoped for integration in any real and meaningful way (in contrast to the expansive campuses of existing public ICFs/IID), and raises the question of whether these homes will be eligible for HCBS funding based on current federal policy and proposed regulation which, if finalized, would redefine "community" for purposes of HCBS coverage.

Read VOR's testimony

Related:

Testimony of Kathleen Miller, President of the Parent Hospital Association of Sonoma Developmental Center

* Testimony of the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians