The DDS should submit a case for RPC as soon as possible, but no later than 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of a deficiency. If the case had an IRR, the 30-day calendar count begins when DQB responds. The DDS is not required to perform any documentation actions directed by the DQB prior to submitting the case for RPC.
If more than 30 calendar days have elapsed since the DQB return, the DDS must obtain permission from the regional Center for Disability (CD) prior to submitting the case for RPC to the “^ODP OPCA Controls” mailbox. If the CD grants permission, the CD will send DDS a notice of permission, and cc the “^ODP OPCA Controls ” mailbox.
The DDS will upload a copy of the permission notification to the Disability Related Development (blue section, “E”) of the electronic folder (EF). The DDS may then submit an RPC. If the case had an IRR, the 30-day calendar count begins when DQB responds.
NOTE: At no time will RPC accept a case the DDS has already closed.
A case the DQB closes without returning it to the DDS is NOT a case the DDS has already closed.