During the pandemic, and until August 30, 2020, the State of California was making retainer payments to provider organizations for consumers with intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) because the organizations could not operate at full capacity. After the retainer payments were exhausted, on September 1, 2020, the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) introduced new services—Alternative Non-Residential Services—as an emergency model for consumers with I/DD. The Alternative Non-Residential Services include a range of day and home- and community-based services delivered by various means. These services will only be reimbursable during the current pandemic emergency . . .
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