Tri-Counties Regional Center Funding the Supervision of Assistants

Tri-Counties Regional Center Funding the Supervision of Assistants

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Blanca Flores started this petition to Tri-Counties Regional Center

[Speech (SLPA), Occupational (COTA) and Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA)]

TCRC recently has informed all vendors, that serve the Early Start Program for the county, that they will no longer fund separately for supervision of licensed assistants. The law and licensing boards for Speech and Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA), Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) and Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) requires that they be supervised by a licensed therapist (SLP, OT, PT). The Early Start Program regulations states that supervision is necessary, required and reimbursable yet TCRC is violating their own regulations. This mandate will negatively impact the children being served in that the local vendors will not be able to provide therapy using assistants at all. Therefore, these children will ultimately lose services which will significantly impact their development. If you want to save therapy assistants and demand that TCRC fund for the legally required supervision of the assistants please show your support. 

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