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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 1436 (Burke) - In-home supportive services:  authorized  
          representative
          
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          |Version: May 6, 2015            |Policy Vote: HUMAN S. 5 - 0     |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Jolie Onodera       |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  AB 1436 would authorize an applicant for, or recipient  
          of, the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program to designate  
          an individual to act as his or her authorized representative for  
          purposes of the IHSS program, as specified.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           One-time costs potentially in excess of $50,000 (General Fund)  
            to the Department of Social Services (DSS) to develop and  
            adopt regulations. One-time costs to develop the standardized  
            statewide form are estimated to be minor.
           Potentially increase in IHSS administrative costs (Federal  
            Fund/General Fund) for counties to review agreement forms,  
            verify eligibility of authorized representatives for cases not  
            requiring a written appointment, and potentially issue  







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            additional notices similar to the process in the Medi-Cal  
            program.
           Potential increase in IHSS program costs (Federal Fund/General  
            Fund) related to more successful enrollment and provision of  
            services from assistance in the application and  
            redetermination process, to the extent representatives are  
            able to better represent and/or communicate the actual needs  
            of applicants and recipients. Increases in IHSS program costs  
            could be offset in whole or in part to the extent individuals  
            would have otherwise not been able to remain in their own  
            homes but would require more costly facility care. 


          Author  
          Amendments:  Clarify and streamline the administrative process  
          to be utilized.


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