Comments on California HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

October 20, 2014 

Toby Douglas, Director 
Department of Health Care Services 
Sacramento, CA 

Re: Comments on California HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

Dear Director Douglas: 

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on California’s draft statewide transition plan for complying with the new Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) regulations.

Below, please find our joint comments on the draft plan. We hope to meet with your staff to discuss the draft and our suggestions for the transition plan. Please contact Eric Carlson ((213) 674-2813; with questions and to set up a time to discuss. 


The Arc of California 
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers 
Disability Rights California 
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund 
National Health Law Program 
National Senior Citizens Law Center

DRC continues to seek and collect information from HCBS consumers on their settings in which they live, work, and receive services.