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Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital (NF/AH)

Waiver Renewal and Transition Plan

Public Meeting and Phone Conference Invitation

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Long-Term Care Division, In-Home Operations Branch is holding two public meetings/phone conferences to discuss the upcoming NF/AH Waiver Renewal, effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2021, and the NF/AH Waiver Home and Community-Based (HCB) Settings Transition Plan. The two meeting locations, dates, times and call-in information are provided below:

Click here for a readable link (WORD) (PDF)


NF/AF Waiver renewal Stakeholder process is forming a group of waiver experts.  If you are interested in serving on this Stateholder group complete this application.

If you have any questions about this workshop contact:


Rebecca Schupp   or


Elsie Church




All County Letter 15-60



The purpose of this ACL is to inform counties of additional resources that will be available to them, as part of their ongoing responsibility to ensure effective communication with Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) applicants and recipients by providing alternative formats for written program documents and materials. These alternative formats will include making required recipient forms, notices of action (NOAs) and timesheets available in large 18-point font size, Braille, and compact disc (CD) audio and data files to allow BVI applicants and recipients the ability to read/listen and/or complete these documents. In addition, this ACL provides the counties with information and instructions for the implementation of system changes in the Case Management, Information, and Payrolling System (CMIPS II) related to BVI recipient assessment documentation and explains the Telephone Timesheet System (TTS) which was developed by California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to allow recipients provided this accommodation to complete and submit their providers’ IHSS timesheets electronically over the telephone.

Click here to review the complete All County Letter ACL 15-60 (43 pages PDF)


All County Letter - Process for requesting PA/NPC Rate Changes and IP Rate Changes for counties transitioning to Statewide Authority

Please submit comments on the below draft ACL to me ( and I will compile the input from the IHSS Coalition.  Please email your comments to me by July 31st – then I’ll send out the draft IHSS Coalition letter for opt outs.


Below for your review and comment is the draft ACL providing clarification on the current processes, timelines, and supporting documentation that is required when requesting a Public Authority/Non-Profit Consortium (PA/NPC) rate change and details the process that will be utilized for individual provider (IP) rate changes in counties that are transitioning to Statewide Authority.

Rate Change Process (ACL)

SOC 449 



Special session hearing on IHSS, Medi-Cal and DD

IHSS items in budget conference committee


Request for support - AB 470 (Chu) re: IHSS background checks

CAPA is requesting support from organizations in the IHSS Coalition for AB 470 which we are sponsoring.  This bill deals with the criminal background check process for IHSS providers.  As you know, every applicant to become an IHSS provider must undergo, pay for and clear a criminal background check conducted by the California Department of Justice (DOJ).  While the majority of criminal background records are transmitted to the county or Public Authority, approximately 25% take over 30 days.  We have experienced situations when we couldn’t get the criminal record for over a year.  The IHSS provider/applicant cannot be paid while we wait to receive the DOJ findings on the criminal background check and this imposes a real hardship on both consumers and providers. 

AB 470 would allow the DOJ to receive the funds paid by IHSS provider applicants for the Live Scan Fee.  We believe that providing extra resources to the DOJ will help expedite the criminal background check process.  Our research revealed that the DOJ is allowed to keep the criminal background fee for law enforcement, school employees and most other categories of public employees.

We urge your organization to support AB 470.  A sample support letter and the fact sheet from Assembly Member Chu are attached.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional information.

AB 470 Fact Sheet

AB 470 Sample Support Letter



People Working with Disabilities (PWD) is a group of workers who have physical or mental disabilities, and/or work with or are interested in issues about people with disabilities. It will strive for full inclusion and less-restrictive environment and rights and respect for people with disabilities. The Santa Clara and San Mateo Homecare workers were instrumental in developing this caucus.

Our mission is to educate workers on their rights to good union jobs after injury, rehabilitation, developmental, physical or emotional disabilities.

Disability Visibility Project launches in SF Bay Area, Chicago and Atlanta 2014  Collecting oral histories from Americans with disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2014—A community partnership with StoryCorps, the Disability Visibility Project is launching a year-long campaign to encourage Americans with disabilities to record their stories at three StoryCorps locations: SF Bay Area, Chicago and Atlanta from July 2014-2015.



The 2011 CICA Conference dates will be announced soon after the first of the year. Please check back for more information.

Thank you to our 2010 conference sponsors!

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