Important Directive on Regional Center Transportation Service Rates Issued by DDS

Girl in wheelchair waiting for transit bus

On January 6, 2023, California’s Department of Developmental Services (DDS) published a directive to all regional centers acknowledging the impact of staffing shortages on transportation services, and therefore authorizing providers of transportation services to use a monthly reimbursement rate for the provision of transportation services to individuals effective January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.  Each provider will be allowed to utilize a unique monthly reimbursement rate calculated based on their monthly average reimbursement prior to the pandemic, minus fuel expenses.

The Department encourages transportation providers, regional centers and stakeholders to continue to network and evaluate new ways to meet the transportation needs of individuals.

The directive can be found HERE.

The accompanying enclosure can be found HERE.

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