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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 8.5. MELLO-GRANLUND OLDER CALIFORNIANS ACT [9000 - 9750]

  ( Division 8.5 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. )

CHAPTER 2. California Department of Aging [9100 - 9120]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. )

ARTICLE 4. Aging and Disability Resource Connection Program [9120 - 9121]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 618, Sec. 2. )

9120.
  

(a) There is hereby established an Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) program to provide information to consumers and their families on available long-term services and supports (LTSS) programs and to assist older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities in accessing LTSS programs at the local level.

(b) This article shall be administered by the California Department of Aging, in collaboration with the Department of Rehabilitation and the State Department of Health Care Services, for purposes of implementing this article.

(c) Area agencies on aging and independent living centers shall be the core local partners in developing programs.

(d) An ADRC program shall provide all of the following:

(1) Enhanced information and referral services and other assistance at hours that are convenient for the public.

(2) Options counseling concerning available LTSS programs and public and private benefits programs.

(3) Short-term service coordination.

(4) Transition services from hospitals to home and from skilled nursing facilities to the community.

(e) An ADRC program shall do both of the following:

(1) Provide services within the geographic area served.

(2) Provide information to the public about the services provided by the program.

(f) This section shall only become operative contingent upon the appropriation of funds for that purpose by the Legislature.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 618, Sec. 2. (AB 1200) Effective January 1, 2018. Section conditionally operative by its own provisions.)

9121.
  

(a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature for this purpose, the California Department of Aging shall administer the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Infrastructure Grants Program for the purpose of implementing a No Wrong Door System. Funds shall be awarded pursuant to the grant program to interested and qualified area agencies on aging and independent living centers, including area agencies on aging and independent living centers in rural areas, to complete the planning and application process for designation and approval to operate as an ADRC program pursuant to Section 9120. Grant funds may also be awarded to aid designated ADRC programs operated by area agencies on aging and independent living centers in expanding or strengthening the services they provide.

(b) For purposes of this section, “No Wrong Door System” means a system that enables consumers to access all long-term services and supports (LTSS) through one agency, organization, coordinated network, or portal, and that provides information regarding the availability of LTSS, how to apply for LTSS, referral services for LTSS otherwise available in the community, and either a determination of financial and functional eligibility for LTSS or assistance with assessment processes for financial and functional eligibility for LTSS.

(c) (1) The implementation of this section shall be suspended on December 31, 2021, unless paragraph (2) applies.

(2) If, in the determination of the Department of Finance, the estimates of General Fund revenues and expenditures determined pursuant to Section 12.5 of Article IV of the California Constitution that accompany the May Revision required to be released by May 14, 2021, pursuant to Section 13308 of the Government Code, contain projected annual General Fund revenues that exceed projected annual General Fund expenditures in the 2021–22 and 2022–23 fiscal years by the sum total of General Fund moneys appropriated for all programs subject to suspension on December 31, 2021, pursuant to the Budget Act of 2019 and the bills providing for appropriations related to the Budget Act of 2019 within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, then the implementation of this section shall not be suspended pursuant to paragraph (1).

(3) If paragraph (1) applies, it is the intent of the Legislature to consider alternative solutions to facilitate the continued implementation of the program created pursuant to this section.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 27, Sec. 22. (SB 80) Effective June 27, 2019.)

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