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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


  ( Division 10 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1107. )


  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1107. )

CHAPTER 8.5. Independent Living Rehabilitation Services [19750 - 19755]
  ( Chapter 8.5 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 858, Sec. 3. )


The purpose of this chapter is to establish program standards and authorize procedures utilized for subgranting funds, auditing records, and monitoring the delivery of services pursuant to the Independent Living Services Program created pursuant to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 937, Sec. 32.5. Effective October 8, 1993.)


The department shall administer the Independent Living Services Program. This program shall provide services to individuals with significant disabilities, in accordance with federal law. The department shall, in the administration of the program, subgrant its allocation of federal funds, and shall comply with all requirements set forth in the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and with all rules and regulations adopted thereunder.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 190, Sec. 9. (AB 2877) Effective January 1, 2017.)


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, expenditures shall be limited to providing only those services specified in Section 706 of Title 29 of the United States Code, when those services cannot be secured through any other source of funding. Services shall only be provided to the extent that federal funds designated for ILRS have been received by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 937, Sec. 33.5. Effective October 8, 1993.)


Financial need shall be considered in the furnishing or denial of independent living services in accordance with the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and any subsequent amendments thereto, and regulations adopted thereunder.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 937, Sec. 34. Effective October 8, 1993.)


To ensure high quality services and proper and effective expenditure of funds, the department may monitor services provided by, or conduct a fiscal review or audit the records of, any agency, organization, or facility receiving funds pursuant to this chapter. When the department chooses to monitor services or conduct an audit or fiscal review, the agency, organization, or facility shall cooperate with the department to the fullest extent possible. If the department determines that funds have been improperly expended, the department shall be reimbursed by the subgrantee for the amount of the overpayment.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 858, Sec. 3. Effective September 23, 1992.)


(a) Pursuant to Sections 19006 and 19016, the department shall promulgate regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(b) Regulations adopted to implement this chapter shall be adopted as emergency regulations in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. The adoption of these regulations shall be deemed an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, or general welfare.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 858, Sec. 3. Effective September 23, 1992.)

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