- District 2
Existing law vests in the State Department of Developmental Services jurisdiction over state hospitals, referred to as developmental centers, for the provision of residential care to individuals with developmental disabilities. Existing law requires the department, when closing a developmental center, to comply with procedural requirements that include the submission of a detailed plan to the Legislature. Existing law requires the department to submit to the Legislature, on or before October 1, 2015, a plan or plans to close one or more developmental centers, as specified, and declares the intent of the Legislature that General Fund savings derived from the closure of developmental centers benefit persons with developmental disabilities living in the community. Under existing law, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, the department is responsible for providing various services and supports to persons with developmental disabilities, and for ensuring the appropriateness and quality of those services and supports. Existing law authorizes the department to contract with regional centers to provide these services and supports. This bill would, commencing January 1, 2017, require the Department of Finance to include in the Governor's Budget and the May Revision a report on the estimated net savings derived from the downsizing or closure of developmental centers in the previous fiscal year, including the net savings calculated by computing the difference between the total General Fund savings or gains reasonably associated with the downsizing or closure of a developmental center and the aggregate General Fund costs of care of all consumers who move from a developmental center and into the community, as specified. The bill would require the net General Fund savings to be deposited into the Community Housing and Services Trust Fund, which the bill would create, and would require the moneys in the fund to be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for purposes of providing housing assistance, housing development, and specialty services for persons with developmental disabilities who are living in the community and receiving regional center services, as specified. The bill would make related findings and declarations.
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From committee without further action.
Introduced. Read first time. Referred to Com. on P.H. & D.S.
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