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File #: 20-1601    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Department Matters
File created: 11/19/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
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 a representative of the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee; and 2) Receive and file the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority and Advisory Committee Annual Report. FUNDING: 24% State funding, 54% Federal, and 22% County General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - IHSS Public Authority FY 2019-2020 Annual Report, 12-15-2020
Related files: 14-1544, 18-1792, 19-1741
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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 a representative of the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee; and
2) Receive and file the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority and Advisory Committee Annual Report.

FUNDING: 24% State funding, 54% Federal, and 22% County General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 12300-12330 require that each county in California operate an In-Home Support Services (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.

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 to increase community awareness of this vital program. The attached Annual Report describes the IHSS Program, the IHSS Public Authority’s responsibilities, and the IHSS Advisory Committee’s functions.

Members of the IHSS Public Authority and of the Advisory Committee are providing a presentation to...

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