IHSS Regulations

Regulations for California's IHSS program.

12-Month Analysis of Counties’ Implementation of CDSS All County Letter 17-95 (Regarding Anti-Social and Aggressive Behaviors)

With a focus on ACL 17-95 Anti-Social and Aggressive Behavior guidelines, this analysis encompasses, breaks down and summarizes this author’s/advocate’s direct observations of the IHSS review process within the last 12 months. In light of the fact that ACL 17-95 was implemented twelve (12) months ago, the author has had ample time to digest and analyze precisely how this policy is being carried out by both State and county officials...Read More

How to: Request a State Hearing & Request for Review

Requesting a fair hearing is pretty simple and there are several ways this can be done. All you have to do is say you want one. It is always best to ask for the hearing in writing. You should keep a copy of the request and make very clear that...Read More

Rehearing Review Process/Protocols

If you've been denied IHSS and you believe the decision was unfair, inadequate, legally and/or factually incorrect, the first step to appeal the decision is to request a rehearing. The Rehearing Review Protocols document provides you with an overview of the laws governing the rehearing review process that...Read More

IHSS Regulations - Social Services Standards Manual of Policies and Procedures

Finding IHSS regulations on CDSS website can be a cumbersome task. Chapter 30-700 of the "Social Services Standards Manual" contains just about everything you need to know about the state's In-Home Supportive program...Read More

Proposed Budget Would Reduce IHSS for 254,000 People

Governor Brown proposes to eliminate domestic and related care services for most IHSS participants living with others, a change that would affect...

Release: Expansion of Managed Care for Medicare Medi-Cal “Dual-Eligible”

The Brown Administration yesterday released proposed budget related legislative language that would provide authorization to expand an existing effort to move hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and seniors eligible for...

Facts About New IHSS Enrollment Requirements

There has been some concern and confusion about the new IHSS provider enrollment requirements, especially about new eligibility criteria and criminal background checks. We want to provide you with the facts about the new enrollment requirements and to...

Detail of Current Changes to IHSS and Updates on Litigation

The Governor's proposed budget would reduce In-Home Supportive Services for 254,000 low-income seniors and people with Disabilities...

Governor Proposes to Eliminate $750 Million From IHSS

Although rescinding his threat to eliminate IHSS altogether, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has instead proposed a massive cut of up to $750 million in the program; about 50%...

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