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

KHN: As Caregiving Shifts To The Home, Scrutiny Is Lacking

By Anna Gorman Yolanda Farrell lay mostly paralyzed in a nursing home, unable to feed or dress herself, when her homeless daughter persuaded her to move out. Linda Maureen Raye, who relatives say had been living in her car with her dog, used her mother’s Social Security to pay for a one-bedroom Riverside, Calif. apartment and … Continue reading

KPCC: Lots of responsibility, no required training, for in-home caregivers

Anna Gorman | Kaiser Health News   Born just a year apart, Oliver Massengale and his brother Charles grew up together. Now, in a two-story home in Compton, they are growing old together. But Charles Massengale, 71, can do little on his own. The former tree trimmer has severe brain damage from a 30-foot fall, … 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

DRC: SB 855 problems: proposed fixes

From our colleagues at Disability Rights California:  DRC has constructed the attached to fix a range of problems in the SB 855 (overtime) legislation which was so hastily constructed and passed in the last hours of the legislative session in June.  Our language would:  Exempt those providers who are paid by IHSS ONLY because they … 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

CDCAN: IHSS OVERTIME STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS BY DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SET FOR JULY 28, 29 & AUG 11TH

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/23/2014 – 06:37 AM) – The Department of Social Services, the state agency that oversees statewide the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program that serves over 460,000 children and adults with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind and seniors, is convening three public stakeholder meetings at the Department of Social Services … Continue reading

DRC: New IHSS Overtime Rules: What Do the New Rules Mean for Consumers?

Courtesy of Deborah Doctor, Disability Rights California, here is DRC’s take on the Budget Act and trailer bill on IHSS Fair Labor Standards:   In short, for the first time, IHSS workers will be able to get overtime if they work more than 40 hours (for one or more consumers) in a week.  The state budget … Continue reading

CDCAN: LEGISLATURE FINISHES WORK ON BUDGET – PASSES MAIN BUDGET BILL AND ALSO 16 BUDGET TRAILER BILLS IMPACTING IHSS/SLS OVERTIME, CHILD CARE, MEDI-CAL, EARLY START ELIGIBILITY RESTORATION, PACE PROVIDER INCREASES

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 06/15/2014  09:15 PM) – The California Legislature completed final action on the state budget, passing earlier the main budget bill, SB 852, and later in the evening, final passage of 16 budget trailer bills.      The Assembly, which convened just after 4 PM Sunday afternoon, completed action on all budget … Continue reading

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