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Service Provider Links

These links listed below are provided as a service, this does not constitute an endorsement by Westside Regional Center.

The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) – The ARCA represents twenty-one (21) regional centers in California that provide services to more than 145,000 Californians with developmental disabilities

Regional Center or Vendor/Contractor Whistleblower Complaint Process – this information is provide to you from the
Department of Developmental Services on the process for h andling whistleblower complaints regarding alleged improper activity by the regional center or vendors/contractor.

California Assocation of Health Facilities (CAHF) – CAHF is a non-profit professional association founded in 1950 to serve as a statewide organization for long-term care providers.

Community Care Licensing Web Site

Criminal Record Exemption Process

The Department of Developmental Services: You can access the Title 17, California, vendorization information and the latest updates on Senate and Assembly Bills. There is also a great section on related links

Department of Health Services (DHS) – The mission of the California Department of Health Services (DHS) is to protect and improve the health of all Californians. Here you can learn about health warnings, health resources, and other health-related sites.

The Department of Social Services: You can access Title 22, California Code of Regulations and obtain current information regarding Community Care Licensing.

Developmental Disabilities Resources For Healthcare Provides – This site is a collaboration of California-based information and programs on devlopmental disabilities. It is funded by the California Department of Developmental Services and coordinated by the Center for Health Improvement (CHI), a prevention-focused health policy center. The website is designed to assist physicians and other healthcare providers in caring for persons with developmental disabilities. It is also designed to support consumers with developmental disabilities and their families in making informed health care decisions. The information in this site includes medical care information for specific syndromes and related issues, health provider educational opportunities, speaking opportunities, publications, and links to selected websites.

Guidelines for Community Care Facility Licensees Using Employment Agencies

HealthCare Providers Service Organization offers medical malpractice/professional liability insurance and risk management information for physical therapists, pharmacists, EMT’s, dental hygienists, athletic trainers, medical assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and many other healthcare professionals.*
Los Angeles County Community & Senior Services – This is a valuable resource to vendors as well as families and Westside Regional Center Clients who are interested in learning more about Adult Protective Services(APS), Domestic Violence Reporting and Victim Support, and Area Agency on Aging which is responsible for identifying unmet needs of older adults and functionally-impaired adults. There mission is to “assist residents in obtaining self-sufficiency, strengthen and promote the independence of older persons, provide employment and training for unemployed adults, displaced workers, seniors and young people, and protect and assist adult victims of abuse.
Los Angeles County Department of Childen & Family Services – This link takes you directly to the Child Abuse Hot Line & Emergency Response Comm and Post information page of the L.A. County Department of Children & Family Services web-site. From there you can proceed to other valuable resources that deal with children and family issues.

Online California Title 22 Regulations

Online Evaluator Manual – This site contains the regulation interpretations and procedures, reference material and appendices sections of the evaluator manual.

City of Santa Monica Web Site – Provides information on community services, programs and activities for kids, seniors, and everyone in between.

Santa Monica College – Stay up to date with current class listings and on campus activities. This is a useful site for individuals maintaining “Continuation Education Credits”.

*Westside Regional Center does not endorse the use of these services. We are providing the information for those who may be interested in pursuing these services.