Administrator Definitions

Adulta person 18 years of age or older
Age Appropriatethe consideration of the chronological age of the person in the use of activities, instructional locations, and techniques
Applicantan individual, partnership, group, association, corporation, nonprofit organization, institution, or entity, and the officers, directors, boards of directors, owners, managing employees or agents thereof, that apply to the regional center to become a vendor

Authorized Agency Representativea person authorized to act on behalf of either the Department or the regional center, by law, by court order, or by a written statement signed by the Director of the Department or the regional center director, respectively
Community Integrationpresence, participation and interaction in natural environments
Consumeran individual who has been determined by a regional center to meet the eligibility criteria of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4512, and of Title 17, Sections 54000, 54001 and 54010, and for whom the regional center has accepted responsibility
Dayscalendar days unless otherwise stated
Departmentthe Department of Developmental Services
Developmental Centerany institution referred to in the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4440. Developmental Center is synonymous with state hospital
DHSthe Department of Health Services
DSSthe Department of Social Services
Direct Care Staffstaff who personally provide direct services to consumers. Personnel who are responsible for other staff functions may be considered direct care staff only during that time when they are providing direct services to consumers or are involved in program preparation functions
Direct Serviceshands-on training provided by the vendor in accordance with the requirements of the consumers Individual Program Plan and the provisions of Section 56720 of these regulations
Directorthe Director of the Department of Developmental Services
Functional Skillsthose skills which enable an individual to communicate, interact with others and to perform tasks which have practical utility and meaning at home, in the community or on the job
Individual Program Plan (IPP)a written plan that is developed by a regional center interdisciplinary (ID) team, in accordance with the provisions of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Sections 4646 and 4646.5
Interdisciplinary (ID) Teamhe group of persons convened in accordance with the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4646, for the purpose of preparing a consumers IPP
Intermediate Care Facilityan Intermediate Care Facility as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 1250(d)
Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD)a licensed residential health facility which provides care and support services to developmentally disabled consumers whose primary need is for developmental services and who have a recurring, but intermittent, need for skilled nursing services
Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled-Habilitative (ICF/DD-H)a licensed residential health facility which has as its primary purpose the furnishing of 24-hour personal care, developmental training, habilitative, and supportive health services in a facility with 15 beds or less to residents with developmental disabilities
Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled-Nursing (ICF/DD-N)a licensed residential health facility which has as its primary purpose the furnishing of 24-hour nursing supervision, personal care, and training in habilitative services in a facility with 4-15 beds to medically fragile developmentally disabled consumers, or to consumers who demonstrate a significant developmental delay that may lead to a developmental disability if not treated. Such consumers must have been certified by a physician as not requiring skilled nursing care
Long-Term Health Care Facilityan Adult Day Health Care Program, a Congregate Living Health Facility, a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), an Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD), an Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled-Habilitative (ICF/DD-H), or an Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled-Nursing (ICF/DD-N)
Management Organizationa separate and distinct corporation or entity which operates two or more services
Mobility Trainingindividually planned activities and instruction which enable adults with developmental disabilities to utilize the most normalizing independent transportation modes possible
Natural Environmentplaces and social contexts commonly used by individuals without developmental disabilities
Natural Supportspursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4512(e), personal associations and relationships typically developed in the family and community that enhance or maintain the quality and security of life for people
Program Preparation Functionssecondary activities performed by non-residential direct care staff, such as preparation of lesson plans, completion of the necessary documentation required by these regulations, preparation and clean-up of the area where the direct service is provided to consumers, or involvement in other duties such as staff meetings and parent conferences
Purchase of Service Fundsthose funds identified in the Budget Act for the purpose of purchasing services, provided by vendors, for consumers
Regional Centera diagnostic, counseling, and service coordination center for developmentally disabled persons and their families which is established and operated pursuant to the Welfare and Institutions Code, Sections 4620 through 4669, by a private nonprofit community agency or corporation acting as a contracting agency. As used in these regulations, any reference to the regional center shall, by reference, be applicable to those agencies or persons with which the regional center contracts to provide service coordination to consumers under the provisions of the Welfare and institutions Code, Section 4648
Residential Facilityany licensed community care facility as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 1502(a)(1), (4), (5) or (6), or a licensed residential care facility for the elderly as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 1569.2
Self-Advocacythe awareness, motivation and ability of an individual to represent and communicate his or her own interests, to exercise personal choice, to exert control over his or her environment, and to avoid exploitation and abuse
Self-Caremeeting ones physical and personal needs, such as dressing, grooming and hygiene without dependence on others or having the ability to direct others to meet those needs
Service Catchment Areathe geographical area within which a regional center provides services specified in its contract with the Department as required by the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4640
Service Codea number which is assigned by the vendoring regional center to a vendor which indicates the type of authorized service to be provided
Service Contractan agreement entered into between a regional center and a non-residential vendor which specifies the level of payment and units of service to be used by the vendor to charge and invoice the regional center for services provided to consumers
Special Incident Reportthe documentation prepared by vendor staff or long-term health care facility staff detailing a special incident and provided to the regional center
Statewide Vendor Panelthe statewide listing of all vendors which contains information specified in Section 54334 of these regulations
User Regional Center OR Utilizing Regional Centerany regional center which utilizes a service within the vendoring regional centers catchment area
Vendor Identification Numberthe unique number which is assigned to each vendor in order to establish a recordkeeping and tracking system for regional centers billing purposes
Vendorizationthe process used to:
(A) Verify that an applicant meets all of the requirements and standards pursuant to Section 54310 of these regulations prior to the provision of services to consumers; and
(B) Assign vendor identification numbers, service codes and subcodes, for the purpose of identifying vendor expenditures
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