2012 California Codes
WIC - Welfare and Institutions Code
DIVISION 4.5 - SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED [4500 - 4868]
CHAPTER 9 - Budgetary Process and Financial Provisions
Section 4792.1


CA Welf & Inst Code § 4792.1 (through 2013 Leg Sess) What's This?
  

(a) This section shall only be operative if the condition set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 3.62 of the Budget Act of 2012 is satisfied. It is the intent of the Legislature for the department to identify up to fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) in General Fund savings from within the overall developmental services system, including any savings or reductions within state administrative support, operation of the developmental centers, and operation of the regional centers, including administration and the purchase of services where applicable.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to keep the reductions made pursuant to this section as far away as feasible from consumer’s direct needs, services, and supports, including health, safety, and quality of life.

(c) A variety of strategies, including, but not limited to, all of the following, may be used to achieve this reduction:

(1) Savings attributable to caseload adjustments, changes in expenditure trends, unexpended contract funds, or other administrative savings or restructuring.

(2) Savings attributable to the establishment of best practices for the administrative management of regional centers and for regional centers to use when purchasing services for consumers and families. In order to achieve these savings, the department shall review and submit to the Legislature best practices pursuant to subdivisions (b) to (g), inclusive, of Section 4620.3. The department shall submit the proposed best practices to the fiscal and applicable policy committees of the Legislature. This submission shall include a description of the process that was followed to collaborate with system stakeholders, the anticipated impact of the best practices coupled with prior reductions on consumers, families, and providers, estimated cost savings associated with each practice, and draft statutory language necessary to implement the best practices. Consistent with subdivision (h) of Section 4620.3, implementation of the best practices shall take effect only upon subsequent legislative enactment.

(d) The department shall consider input from stakeholders, including consumers and family members, consumer-focused advocacy groups, service provider representatives, regional center representatives, developmental center representatives, other stakeholders, and staff of the Legislature, to develop General Fund savings proposals as necessary.

(e) If the condition set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 3.62 of the Budget Act of 2012 is satisfied, and the department is directed to identify up to fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) in General Fund savings from within the developmental services system, any savings or reductions identified shall be reported to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 10 days of the reduction as directed by subdivision (e) of Section 3.62 of the Budget Act of 2012.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 25, Sec. 17. Effective June 27, 2012. Section is nonoperative pursuant to failure of condition referred to in subd. (a).)

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