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File #: 14-1544    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 11/7/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/5/2017 Final action: 12/5/2017
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board, acting as the Governing Board of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority: 1) Receive a presentation by members of the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee; and 2) Receive and file the Fiscal Year 2016/17 In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority and Advisory Committee Annual Report (Est. Time: 10 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. 4A - IHSS Advisory Committee Report FY 16/17 12-5-17, 2. 3A - In-Home Supportive Services FY 2015-2016 Annual Report, 01-03-2017, 3. 2A - In-Home Supportive Services FY 2014-2015 Annual Report, 2-9-15, 4. A - IHSS PA-AC FY13-14 Annual Report 12-9-14
Related files: 18-1792, 19-1741, 20-1601, 21-1845

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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board, acting as the Governing Board of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority:

1) Receive a presentation by members of the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee; and

2) Receive and file the Fiscal Year 2016/17 In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority and Advisory Committee Annual Report (Est. Time: 10 Min.)

 

FUNDING:   N/A

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION: 

Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board receive and file the Fiscal Year 2016-17 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority and Advisory Committee Annual Report (Annual Report).  The Annual Report reflects activities and accomplishments during the past fiscal year that have enhanced services for IHSS recipients and their care providers as well as increased community awareness of this vital program. The attached report describes the IHSS program, the IHSS Public Authority’s responsibilities, and the IHSS Advisory Committee’s functions.

 

HHSA also recommending that the Board receive a presentation by members of the IHSS Public Authority and Advisory Committee to inform the Board of the benefits and successes of the program.

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 12300-12330 requires that each county in California operate an IHSS program to provide personal care and domestic services to aged, blind, or disabled individuals in their own homes.  The purpose of this program is to allow individuals who are recipients of these services to live safely at home rather than in costly and less desirable out-of-home placement facilities.  The individual recipient of services is not only the consumer of the services, but is also the actual employer of each individual provider, holding all powers and responsibilities of employers with the exception of determining the total number of hours that their service provider may work and their salary.

 

On June 10, 2002, the Board established by ordinance an IHSS Public Authority for the purpose of serving as employer of record for individual providers of services.  The Board acts as the Governing Board for the IHSS Public Authority and HHSA administers this program on behalf of the County.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

None.  County of El Dorado’s Ordinance Code Chapter 8.78.090 (A)(1) requires the IHSS Public Authority to submit a report annually to the Board detailing its functions and evaluating its operation of that year.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the Board receive and file this presentation.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

There is no Net County Cost associated with this Agenda item.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

1) Clerk of the Board to file the IHSS Public Authority and Advisory Committee FY 2016-17 Annual Report.

2) Clerk of the Board to provide one (1) Minute Order to HHSA at 3057 Briw Road.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:

N/A

 

CONTACT

Patricia Charles-Heathers, Ph.D., M.P.A., Director