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Services and Financial Support to Low-Income Aged, Blind and Disabled

Important Program Information:

  • IHSS Overtime and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Changes and Timesheet Focus Group Newsletter
    • August 15, 2014 - Policy and Operational Issues Discussion - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      Be advised: We are having technical difficulties with the conference line, the Stakeholder meeting is being delayed until 1:30pm.
  • Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), Universal Assessment Tool (UAT)
    Senate Bill 1036 (Chapter 45, Statutes of 2012) requires the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)and California Department of Aging (CDA), with stakeholder input, to develop a statewide approach to home and community-based services assessments to facilitate coordination, data sharing and improved care planning that also supports improved consumer quality of care.
  • Oster/Dominguez Settlement Agreement
    On April 5, 2013, CDSS released an All County Information Notice (ACIN) to implement the provisions of the settlement agreement to resolve the Oster v. Lightbourne and Dominguez v. Schwarzenegger lawsuits.





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