Purchase of Service Guidelines

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The regional center assists individuals and/ or families in obtaining services that are identified in the individual plan. When there is no alternate source of funding the regional center may pay the cost of purchasing services from other agencies or professionals.  ELARC applies guidelines to that decision making process, although each request is considered on an individual basis.

POS Policy Statement 

Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC) may purchase services and supports for a consumer when services and supports will: 
  1. Prevent a developmental disability [WIC Sec. 4644(a)], 
  2. Prevent or minimize the institutionalization and dislocation of the individual from family and community or, 
  3. Enable the individual to approximate the pattern of everyday living of a non-disabled person of the same age leading to a more independent, productive and normal life in the community and promote integration into mainstream community life [WIC Sec. 4648]. 
  4. Assist individuals with developmental disabilities, in achieving the greatest self–sufficiency possible and exercising personal choice. 
  5. Allow individuals to interact with persons without disabilities in positive meaningful ways [WIC 4648.]
Additionally, ELARC may purchase services and supports for an infant or toddler ages 0-3 receiving Early Intervention Services when the child is at risk of a developmental delay [Title 17 Section 52022 (a) (b) Chapter 2 Early Intervention)]. Infants and toddlers who are at high risk of having a substantial disability due to a combination of biomedical risk factors, who do not qualify for Early Start program services, are instead served under the Prevention Program. [Government Code section 95014] The services and supports shall be provided to the maximum extent possible in natural environments, 

Click on the links below to view specific POS Guidelines:

ELARC Service Fact Sheets