CDCAN: STATE HALTS IMPLEMENTATION OF OVERTIME FOR IHSS WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA DUE TO FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT RULINGS

SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN LAST UPDATED 01/15/2015 – 04:50 PM] –  The Department of Social Services, the state agency that oversees statewide the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program that serves over 450,000 children and adults with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind and seniors, announced today that it is halting implementation of overtime, travel and wait … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED 2015-2016 STATE BUDGET INCLUDES RESTORATION OF 7% CUT TO IHSS RECIPIENT SERVICE HOURS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN LAST UPDATED 01/09/2015 – 10:12 AM] –  Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr.’s proposed 2015-2016 State Budget released this morning includes a major proposal to restore the existing 7% across the board cut in service hours to all In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients, effective July 1, 2015, impacting over 450,000 children and … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR BROWN SAYS PROGRESS MADE BY STATE BUT CHALLENGE IS TO “BUILD FOR THE FUTURE, NOT STEAL FROM IT” AND TO “LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS”

SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN LAST UPDATED 01/05/2015 – 10:53 AM] – Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr. was sworn in this morning at the State Capitol Assembly Chambers for an historic unprecedented fourth and final term as governor outlining in his hopeful yet cautious inaugural address major priorities facing the State that he said will require … Continue reading

CDCAN: STATE SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE SET TO HOLD INFORMATIONAL HEARING IN LOS ANGELES

STATE SENATE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE SET TO HOLD INFORMATIONAL HEARING IN LOS ANGELES ON “PROMISE OF LANTERMAN ACT” AT LA CITY HALL; SPECIAL LIVE STREAM VIDEO LINK AVAILABLE ON COMMITTEE’S WEBPAGE; AGENDA AND BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS RELEASED   SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN LAST UPDATED 10/09/2014 – 07:55 AM] –  The issues surrounding  the rights, supports and services … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR TAKES ACTION ON SEVERAL HEALTH RELATED BILLS

GOVERNOR TAKES ACTION ON SEVERAL REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AFFORDABLE HOUSING BILLS; MEDI-CAL AND HEALTH BILLS; MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION BILLS – VETOES AB 1552 THAT WOULD HAVE MADE COMMUNITY-BASED ADULT SERVICES MEDI-CAL BENEFIT   SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN LAST UPDATED 09/30/2014 – 02:45 AM] – Governor Brown took action on dozens of more bills on Monday (September … Continue reading

CDCAN: SWEEPING CHANGES COMING FOR MANY MEDICAID HOME & COMMUNITY BASED WAIVER SERVICES ACROSS NATION AS STATES TAKE STEPS TO COMPLY WITH NEW REGULATIONS

STATE CAPITOL UPDATE: SWEEPING CHANGES COMING FOR MANY MEDICAID HOME & COMMUNITY BASED WAIVER SERVICES ACROSS NATION AS STATES TAKE STEPS TO COMPLY WITH NEW REGULATIONS –   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES RELEASES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT PROPOSED 12 PAGE DRAFT STATE TRANSITION PLAN TO FEDS THAT OUTLINES HOW CALIFORNIA WILL IMPLEMENT NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS IMPACTING … Continue reading

CDCAN: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTOR TOBY DOUGLAS TO LEAVE POST IN JANUARY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTOR TOBY DOUGLAS TO LEAVE POST IN JANUARY – CALIFORNIA HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY SECRETARY DIANA DOOLEY PRAISES DOUGLAS FOR HIS WORK IN REFORMING AND IMPROVING MEDI-CAL PROGRAM   SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN LAST UPDATED 09/12/2014 – 11:44 AM] – Toby Douglas, director of the Department of Health Care Services … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR TAKES ACTION THURSDAY ON 48 BILLS

GOVERNOR TAKES ACTION THURSDAY ON 48 BILLS – SIGNS 42 AND VETOES 6;  SIGNS SB 577 EMPLOYMENT PILOT BILL FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; SIGNS STATE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESTRUCTURING BILL AB 1595; APPROVES SB 1093 ON NEW REQUIREMETNS FOR REGIONAL CENTERS IN CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY COMPETENT SERVICES   SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN … Continue reading

CDCAN: ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITTEE APPROVES AUGUST 27th AMENDED VERSIONS OF BUDGET TRAILER BILLS DEALING WITH IHSS OVERTIME AND WITH ONSITE IHSS PROVIDER ORIENTATION

SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN LAST UPDATED 08/28/2014  08:55 PM] – The Assembly Budget Committee heard and approved several “clean-up” budget trailer bills Thursday afternoon, including two bills that have provisions dealing with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), as significantly amended yesterday, August 27th:  one (SB 873) addressing some concerns regarding IHSS recipients who receive additional service hours under … Continue reading

CDCAN: LINK TO PRESENTATION SLIDES (19 PAGE PDF DOCUMENT) FOR TODAY’S (JULY 29TH) IHSS OVERTIME STAKEHOLDER MEETING FOCUSING ON NEW TIMESHEETS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/29/2014 – 12:52 PM) – Here is the link to the 19 page presentation slides that will be presented during the July 29th public stakeholder meeting on IHSS overtime, focusing on the new timesheets:  http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/res/fedOT/IHSS_TIMESHEET_Stakeholder_Meeting_(7-29-14).pdf     As previously reported, the second in a series of three public stakeholder meetings on … Continue reading

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