Chapter 2.124
IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES ADVISORY COMMISSION

Sections:

2.124.010    Established—Statutory authority.

2.124.020    Definitions.

2.124.030    Purpose.

2.124.040    Membership.

2.124.050    Term of office.

2.124.060    Organization and procedures.

2.124.070    Powers and duties.

2.124.010 Established—Statutory authority.

The In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission of the County of Santa Cruz is established under the authority of Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 12301.3 and 12301.6. [Ord. 4655 § 1, 2002].

2.124.020 Definitions.

The following words and phrases, whenever used in this chapter, shall have the meanings set forth in this section:

“Board of Supervisors” means the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz.

Unless otherwise specified, “Code” means the Santa Cruz County Code.

“The Commission” means the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission of the County of Santa Cruz.

“County” means the County of Santa Cruz.

“IHSS” means In-Home Supportive Services of the County of Santa Cruz.

“Provider” means a person who provides in-home supportive services to a recipient.

“Recipient” means a person eligible and authorized to receive in-home supportive services under Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 12300 et seq. [Ord. 4882 § 1, 2007; Ord. 4655 § 1, 2002].

2.124.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the Commission shall be to provide ongoing advice and recommendations regarding the IHSS to the Board of Supervisors and any administrative body in the County that is related to the delivery and administration of the IHSS. [Ord. 4655 § 1, 2002].

2.124.040 Membership.

(A)    The Commission shall consist of 11 at-large voting members and shall include the following representation:

(1)    Six current or former users of personal assistance services paid for through public or private funds;

(2)    Three persons from existing County advisory bodies, or two persons from existing County advisory bodies and one representative of County staff; and

(3)    Two current or former providers of in-home supportive services. [Ord. 4882 § 2, 2007; Ord. 4655 § 1, 2002].

2.124.050 Term of office.

The majority of the members shall serve for a term of four years, commencing on April 1st of the year in which the Fourth District Supervisor begins a full term. The remaining members of the Commission shall serve for a term of four years commencing on April 1st of the year in which the Fifth District Supervisor begins a full term. [Ord. 4655 § 1, 2002].

2.124.060 Organization and procedures.

(A)    General Organization. The Commission shall comply in all respects with SCCC 2.38.110 through 2.38.250 unless otherwise provided herein.

(B)    A quorum for the Commission shall be one person more than one-half of the appointed members.

(C)    Staff. The County Human Resources Agency Director or designated representative shall serve as the Administrative Secretary to the Commission. The Administrative Secretary shall provide staff support for the Commission. The Administrative Secretary shall provide copies of all reports and recommendations submitted to the Board of Supervisors, prepare and mail the agendas, take minutes at each meeting, and perform other duties as directed by the Commission. [Ord. 4882 § 3, 2007; Ord. 4655 § 1, 2002].

2.124.070 Powers and duties.

The Commission shall exercise the following responsibilities in its efforts to obtain the highest quality and most effective in-home supportive services within the County:

(A)    Serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors, as the governing body of the IHSS Public Authority, and any administrative body in the County related to the delivery and administration of the IHSS;

(B)    Review policies related to the delivery of in-home supportive services and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding any proposed changes;

(C)    Review pending State and Federal legislation that may impact the IHSS program, consumers, and/or providers and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding any proposed changes;

(D)    Stay informed and educated on in-home supportive services and public authority issues;

(E)    Provide a forum for consumers and providers of personal assistance services, advocates and other interested parties to participate in IHSS policy and program development. [Ord. 4655 § 1, 2002].