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State of Emergency: DDS Directives Issued

Post Date:March 13, 2020 10:30 AM

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued three department directives specific to Regional Center services in response to the growing crisis caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  The authority to issue the directives that in some cases temporarily override existing state law (the Lanterman Act and the Early Start Intervention Act,) was granted by a new executive order issued by Governor Newsom that enhanced authority of the State and local governments to respond to the crisis.   

Read the Directives: