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AB-614 Area agency on aging: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: training and services.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 9402.5 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

9402.5.
 (a) Each area agency on aging, in consultation with a qualified local Alzheimer’s organization or other community stakeholders with expertise in Alzheimer’s research or care, including, but not limited to, the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, universities, and caregiver organizations, shall develop an evidence-based or evidence-informed core training program for staff relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and any additional training based on local needs.
(b) (1) Each area agency on aging shall maintain an Alzheimer’s and dementia specialist to provide information, assistance, referrals, and options counseling to families.
(2) If an area agency on aging lacks the capacity to maintain an Alzheimer’s and dementia specialist, it may contract with a qualified local entity to provide the services described in paragraph (1). The area agency on aging shall coordinate with the qualified local entity in implementing the agency’s regular services and the specialist services.
(c) This section shall be implemented only to the extent that funds are appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose, including funding to augment the administrative operations of the department that are necessary to implement this section.
(d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2023, and, as of January 1, 2024, is repealed.