Public Authority is a public agency whose purpose is to improve In-Home Supportive Services to Colusa County. The Public Authority is mandated by state law to work in conjunction with Colusa County's In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS).
The Colusa County Board of Supervisors established the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority as part of a continuum to help the elderly, disabled adults, and disabled children (the recipient) to remain in their own homes with the support of the in-home care from providers.
The Role of Public Authority
Recruit independent providers for the Registry
Match recipient and providers
Check the IHSS providers' background and qualifications
Provide training to Providers to increase their skills
Effective 11/1/2009, the Colusa County IHSS Public Authority took responsibility for the new provider enrollment activities mandated by changes in state law. The new responsibilities are as follows:
Complete a provider enrollment for (SOC 426)
Attend a mandatory orientation
Complete the provider enrollment agreement (SOC 846) stating that you understand and agree to the IHSS program rules and requirements.
Present in person, an original unexpired government issued photo ID and Social Security Card.
Pass a Department of Justice live scan background check.
Ensure that your consumer completes and signs receipt form (Soc 426A).
Note all these steps are to be completed through the Colusa County IHSS Public Authority
Important note The Department of Justice has issued an advisory that it may take as long as one month to process your background check. Do not delay your enrollment activities