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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation to the contrary, vendors of behavior management, activity center, and adult development center adult day programs, community integration training programs, and community activities support services programs shall offer an alternative customized program component with an appropriate staffing component to meet individualized consumer needs.
(1) The alternative customized program component shall be offered within the provider's existing vendored capacity, as reflected in its program design or licensed capacity.
(2) The regional center shall fund customized programs based on the vendor's existing rate and only fund those hours provided.
(b) Effective July 1, 2009, at the time of development, review, or modification of a consumer's individual program plan, regional centers, as appropriate, shall provide information about and make available the customized program option.
(1) The alternative customized program component shall be offered to individuals with developmental disabilities who want a program focused on their individualized needs and interests to develop or maintain employment or volunteer activities in lieu of their current program.
(2) Total hours of service for this alternative customized program shall range between 20 and 80 hours per month, per person, depending on the support needs of the individual.
(c) Effective July 1, 2011, a regional center shall not refer any additional consumers to alternative customized programs.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 4688.2 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/welfare-and-institutions-code/wic-sect-4688-2/
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