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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


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


  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 7. Basic Health Care [14000 - 14199.67]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 4. )

ARTICLE 4.5. Development and Implementation of Long-Term Care Integration Pilot Projects [14145 - 14145.3]
  ( Article 4.5 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 310, Sec. 108. )


(a) Beginning with the 1998–99 fiscal year and contingent on appropriation of funds through the Budget Act, the department may contract with a nonprofit entity, incorporated in California that has been formed for the purpose of serving as the center for long-term care integration. The center may serve as a focal point for facilitating the development of community-based local organizing groups through a public-private partnership.

(b) The nonprofit center may do all of the following:

(1) Serve in an advisory capacity to the key stakeholders in long-term care integration, including consumers, consumer advocacy groups, researchers, representatives of service providers and purchasers, and local and state policymakers.

(2) Assemble, organize, and make available technical information, data, expertise, and models on long-term care integration from across the state and nation.

(3) Assist local communities with long-term care planning and analysis, development of service delivery and financing systems, statewide data sharing, and private fund development.

(4) Coordinate goals and activities with the State Department of Health Services.

(c) The center may build and sustain working partnerships by developing and supporting a cross-county, statewide network of consumers, providers and funders, as well as maintaining an ongoing relationship with the state.

(d) The center may assist the local organizing groups (LOGs) in seeking local financial support, as well as to obtain foundation matching funds for statewide grant-making.

(e) The center may coordinate and disseminate long-term care planning information by identifying key long-term care development issues, and disseminating the information to local planning groups, as needed.

(f) The center may facilitate implementation by identifying and sharing useful tools and resources, designing models for service protocols of the local long-term care integration pilot projects, coordinating information systems, standardizing assessment elements, and providing low-cost training and technical assistance to the LOGs as they progress through common tasks necessary for local development and implementation.

(g) The center may collect and track information across LOG sites.

(h) The center may prepare annual progress reports, and shall provide these reports to the department and the budget committees of the Legislature.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 310, Sec. 108. Effective August 19, 1998.)


(a) The department may administer grants for purposes of this article, that shall be awarded through a request for application process.

(1) Grants may be awarded to local organizing groups (LOGs) that are existing or new community-based nonprofit organizations or government entities for purposes of implementing long-term care integration pilot projects, pursuant to Article 4.05 (commencing with Section 14139.05).

(2) Grants may be available for LOGs in the planning phase, or the development phase of the project, or both. Planning phase grants shall be limited to a maximum award of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). Development phase grants shall be limited to a maximum award of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). The planning phase includes activities related to initial planning for a long-term care integration pilot project (LTCIPP). The development phase includes activities for implementing the planning phase, up to actual implementation of the pilot project.

(b) Criteria for grant selection shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) For planning phase grants:

(A) Identification of a LOG committed to development of a LTCIPP that includes major stakeholders, including, but not limited to, consumers, community-based providers, institutional providers, and public entities.

(B) Evidence of local government support for development of a LTCIPP.

(C) A description of current and planned consumer involvement.

(D) A plan for the use of funds.

(E) Specification of goals and objectives, and a work plan for achieving them.

(F) A proposed strategy for project evaluation.

(2) For development phase grants:

(A) Identification of the authorized grantee sanctioned by the local government entity.

(B) Identification of an entity for operation of the LTCIPP.

(C) Definition of a governance structure.

(D) An adopted work plan that includes all of the following:

(i) A vision statement describing the long-term care system for the community.

(ii) Description of the covered scope of services and programs to be integrated at the local level.

(iii) Description of the target population.

(iv) Plan for integration of funding for those services.

(E) Specific work goals for the development phase.

(F) A work schedule for completion.

(G) A proposed strategy for project evaluation.

(3) Both planning phase and development phase grant funds may be used for, but are not limited to, the following purposes:

(A) Staff support.

(B) Consulting contracts.

(C) Community organizing support.

(D) Data analysis.

(c) Grantees shall be required to match a portion of the grant awarded, either with cash, or in-kind contributions totaling 20 percent of the total grant. The match required by this subdivision shall be supplemental to the funds appropriated for the LTCIPP.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 256. Effective October 12, 2001.)


(a) The department shall develop at least, but not limited to, one alternative model to the Long-Term Care Integration Pilot Program authorized under Article 4.3 (commencing with Section 14139.05) that shall be designed to achieve the goals set forth in Section 14139.11.

(b) The department or, at the discretion of the department, the center for long-term care integration referred to in subdivision (a) of Section 14145, shall consult with an established waiver technical advisory committee to assist in the development of an alternative model or models pursuant to subdivision (a).

(c) No reimbursement or compensation shall be provided to committee members referred to in subdivision (b).

(d) The department shall report the recommendations of the waiver technical advisory committee to the Legislature on or before December 1, 2003.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 537, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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