The Public Authority negotiates with the local homecare provider’s union to set wages, benefits, and working conditions for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers. They offer the following services to IHSS recipients and providers:
- Maintain a homecare provider Registry that you can use to find a suitable provider
- Investigate the qualifications and background of individuals on the Registry
- Help Registry providers and their clients work out difficulties in their relationship
- Provide staff support to the County’s IHSS Advisory Committee, which works to improve the Public Authority and the IHSS program.
IMPORTANT DEADLINE FOR PROVIDERS
On February 1, 2016, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers became eligible for overtime, travel time, and medical wait time. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has made changes to the IHSS program’s rules regarding these benefits. CDSS mailed several informational notices and forms to IHSS providers and recipients. The most urgent notice is the IHSS Program Provider Enrollment Agreement (SOC 846). The IHSS Provider Enrollment Agreement (SOC 846) was updated to include information regarding overtime and travel time pay, weekly hour maximums and the violations process.
All IHSS providers must submit the Provider Enrollment Agreement (SOC 846)