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Proposed Regulations Attempt to Define Full Time Employment

For the first time IHSS is attempting to define full time employment. For years, caseworkers have been wrongly reducing or denying IHSS hours because two parents were present in the home. Current statute allows for parents meeting specific criteria to be paid parent-providers, with no restrictions for two-parent households. Current regulations, however, deduct time from the parent-provider’s IHSS hours when the non-provider parent is in the home.

New Federal Rules Require Overtime Pay for Caregivers Nationwide

US Department of Labor announced new regulations that will require overtime pay for the estimated 2 million IHSS workers nationwide. This includes the nearly 360,000 caregivers in California's taxpayer-funded In-Home Supportive Services program. The new regulations won't take affect until January 1, 2015.

San Diego IHSS Workers Receive Pay Increase

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers reached an agreement with San Diego County yesterday for their first raise in more than four years. Wages for the workers will increase to $9.85 from $9.50 an hour.

Tricare Changes Would Limit ABA for Military Families

Starting July 25, Tricare is requiring children with autism to undergo standardized testing every six months and show measurable progress in order to receive applied behavior analysis therapy(ABA).

In Vitro Fertilization Raises Autism Risk

Research shows that intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a particular type of in vitro fertilization, is associated with a higher risk of autism and mental disability in children.

Air Pollution May be Linked to Autism

Studies show in utero and early-life exposure to pollutants like diesel particulates, mercury and lead, may contribute to a higher risk of autism.

Home Care Worker Sues County

In the Case Guerrero vs. Superior Court, the state Supreme Court has left intact a ruling allowing a caretaker to sue Sonoma County after her disabled client failed to pay her.

Governor Brown's Proposed IHSS Budget for 2013-14

Governor Brown budget proposal includes $1.8 billion General Fund for the IHSS program in 2013‑14, a 4.9‑percent increase over the revised 2012‑13 budget and 6.5‑percent increase from the 2012 Budget Act...

Proposed Federal Rules Could Disrupt IHSS

Proposed federal home care rules that would require overtime pay for certain caregivers could disrupt California's In-Home Supportive Services Program, according to stakeholders and state officials, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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