HCBS – Service Providers

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

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Assessment Information

Providers of some regional center services are required to complete an online self-assessment (provided below) to measure their current level of compliance with the HCBS Final Rules, offering a framework for assisting providers with the necessary steps to align their services with the federal requirements. If a provider is not in compliance with all the requirements, there is time to develop a transition plan so the provider can achieve compliance by March 2023, the date by which states have to implement the federal requirements.

Virtual Site Assessment
The Department announced the virtual site assessment process in a letter to regional centers on March 23, 2021. Below is additional information and training.

Provider Notification Letter
Frequently Asked Questions
Virtual Site Assessment Non-Residential Provider Questions
Virtual Site Assessment Residential Provider Questions
The Department held training on the virtual site assessment process. A recording of this training can be found here.

Compliance Reporting
In accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code section 4519.2(b), each regional center and the Department must post HCBS Final Rule compliance information on its website, and shall update the information no less frequently than every six months. The information in the HCBS Final Rule Compliance Report, showing ELARC’s breakdowns, is collected from the provider self-assessment as well as the virtual site assessments. Statewide data can be found on the DDS website.

Resources & Training

Community of Practice – Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), Final Rule


SCLARC will facilitate Community of Practice. Join service providers, people who have intellectual/ developmental disabilities, family members and regional center staff to explore how Person Centered approaches align with Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) quality standards and people living their best lives.



HCBS Maintaining your Compliance:



Sure, all Remediation and Validation dates may have passed, but HCBS compliance is never ending. As you know Service providers are expected to continuously improve and maintain compliance with federal requirements, ensuring they are closely aligned with the principles of HCBS. SCLARC with the Team from ALO Consulting has made available a comprehensive training, “Maintaining Your Compliance”, where you will have an opportunity to review some sample documentation and best practices.  To help determine if this training is for you review this checklist.

South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC) provides education, assessment, training and services in the communities of South Los Angeles, Watts, Leimert Park, Florence/Firestone, West Adams, and the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood, Vernon, South Gate, North Carson, Gardena, and Paramount.