Public Authority In-Home Supportive Services
San Joaquin County ~ COVID-19 Updated
The IHSS Public Authority was established by local ordinance 4147 in 2002 by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. The IHSS Public Authority is a local government agency created to improve the delivery of services to IHSS recipients and Homecare providers.
In January 2003, the Public Authority officially opened for business and in May 2003, the Public Authority Registry was created. The Registry’s main goal is to assist recipients in finding homecare providers so that they may live safely at home. All Registry services are provided in accordance with the Individual Provider (IP) mode, which guarantees the IHSS recipient’s right to hire, supervise, train, and when necessary, fire the homecare provider.
The IHSS Public Authority is responsible for specific tasks to enhance services to providers and recipients of In-Home Supportive Services in San Joaquin County.
To enhance availability of resources, ensure safety, and promote quality service for In-Home Supportive Services consumers.
The recipient should be able, to the greatest extent possible:
What Does the IHSS Public Authority Do?