The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and regional centers monitor the occurrence of adverse events, captured through Special Incident Reports (SIRs), in an effort to identify trends and develop strategies to prevent and mitigate risks to consumer health and safety.
As required by Section 54327 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, vendors and long-term health care facilities must report occurrences of suspected abuse, suspected neglect, injury requiring medical attention, unplanned hospitalization, and missing persons, if they occur when a consumer is receiving services funded by a regional center (under vendored care).
In addition, any occurrence of consumer mortality or a consumer being the victim of a crime must be reported whether or not it occurred while the consumer was under vendored care. (from DDS Semi-Annual Report on Mortality, July- Dec 2009)
>> Link to SIR form
>> Link to Title 17 Section 54327