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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 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS [18000 - 18999.8]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 12.95. San Mateo County Consolidated Human Services Agency [18989 - 18989.2]
  ( Chapter 12.95 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1155, Sec. 1. )

18989.
  

(a) Any agency established by San Mateo County for purposes of providing any combination of human services may apply for a waiver of existing state regulations pertaining to single agency operations and auditing and accounting requirements that hinder the coordination of human services provided by that agency.

(b) When the services to be coordinated are any combination of those listed in Section 18986.11, the process for requesting and granting a waiver shall conform to the requirements of Article 3 (commencing with Section 18986.20) of Chapter 12.8.

(c) When the services to be coordinated include services that are not listed in Section 18986.11, the process for requesting and granting a waiver shall conform to the requirements of Sections 18989.1 and 18989.2.

(d) Any request for a waiver of confidentiality requirements to permit a sharing of information within the county agency shall conform to the requirements of Section 18986.45 and shall be only for purposes of consolidated case management.

(e) In no event shall the waiver request violate Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 17600) of Part 5.5.

(f) In no event shall a waiver be granted for modifications to regulations governing qualifications for professionals employed in human service programs that are consolidated by the county.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1155, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

18989.1.
  

Any request under this chapter shall contain, at a minimum, all of the following:

(a) The regulation or regulations for which the county requests a waiver.

(b) A statement as to why the identified regulation or regulations should be waived.

(c) A statement as to why the identified regulation or regulations inhibit the efficient administration of the program.

(d) A comparison of the following:

(1) The services and the number of persons to be served under the requested waiver.

(2) The services and the number of persons to be served without the requested waiver.

(e) Projected costs or savings due to the requested waiver.

(f) Any impact on state and federal funding.

(g) A statement that the collective bargaining agent or agents for any affected employees have been provided with notice of the waiver and the information included in the waiver.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1155, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

18989.2.
  

The request for waiver shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Health and Welfare Agency. When approving a request for a waiver pursuant to this chapter, the Secretary of the Health and Welfare Agency shall ensure all of the following:

(a) Services and eligible persons served under the affected program or programs are maintained.

(b) There is no increase in costs to the state or to clients.

(c) There is no loss of federal financial participation.

(d) The waiver does not revise the implementation of the requirements of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 17600) of Part 5.5 regarding the realignment of health, mental health, and social services programs.

(e) The Secretary of the Health and Welfare Agency shall notify the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature no later than 30 days before any waiver or waivers pursuant to this chapter take effect.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1155, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

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