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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 2. ADMINISTRATION [10500 - 10985]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 4.8. Administrative Reform Act [10840 - 10842]
  ( Chapter 4.8 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 69, Sec. 18. )

10840.
  

(a) The director and the Director of Health Care Services shall implement a comprehensive program for the simplification of administration of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Medi-Cal, and CalFresh programs, which shall include the elements identified in Section 10841. The director shall prepare appropriate amendments in the state plan for these programs and waiver requests of federal requirements that are necessary for the implementation of this chapter.

(b) The director and the Director of Health Care Services shall, by formal order, waive the enforcement of those regulations and standards necessary to implement the project with federal approval, in order to implement the demonstration project.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 227, Sec. 34. (AB 1400) Effective January 1, 2012.)

10841.
  

(a) The department may establish a demonstration project that tests one or more modifications in verifications of eligibility information to reduce paperwork and achieve program savings while maintaining or improving program integrity.

(b) Aid payments may be made once monthly.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 69, Sec. 18. Effective June 30, 1993.)

10842.
  

(a) The State Department of Social Services and the State Department of Health Care Services shall jointly, in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association, establish a consolidated county administrative performance system that shall establish state subventions for county administrative costs for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, Medi-Cal, and CalFresh.

(b) Subventions shall be based on actual caseload for each program, including intake and continuing cases, experienced by each county. Reimbursement per case shall be uniform for similar size counties and shall be based on standards for workload performance, or cases per worker, overhead rates, and salary levels for welfare department personnel.

(c) Administrative standards shall be based on actual performance in the most recent fiscal year for which appropriate data is available.

(d) Allocation of costs among welfare programs shall, to the extent feasible, be based on ongoing random moment studies. Sampling rates shall be high enough to provide reasonably accurate and statistically valid updates of prior allocation ratios.

(e) This performance system shall be implemented in each county upon the establishment of a statewide automated welfare system.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 227, Sec. 35. (AB 1400) Effective January 1, 2012.)

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