CHA News Article

Community Based Universal Assessment Workgroup Meeting to be Held Tomorrow
Meeting hosted by DSS, DHCS and CDA

The California Department of Social Services (DSS), the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) will convene the second Home and Community Based Universal Assessment Workgroup meeting on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PT). The public is invited either to attend in person or to listen by telephone.  A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

To attend the meeting in-person:
California Department of Social Services Auditorium
744 P Street in Sacramento, OB 9, 2nd Floor, Room 205
Please allot time for check-in at the front desk and bring photo identification.

Listen only call-in number:
(866) 238-1422

Under the Coordinated Care Initiative, SB 1036 (Chapter 45, Statutes of 2012) requires the departments to develop and test a universal assessment process for use in the in-home supportive services (IHSS), multipurpose senior services (MSSP) and community based adult services (CBAS) programs. SB 1036 also specifies that this process will build upon the existing IHSS uniform assessment process and the hourly task guidelines, as well as the existing MSSP and CBAS processes and assessment tools. Building on the first meeting of Sept.20, the upcoming meeting will focus on strengths and weaknesses of current IHSS, CBAS and MSSP assessments, and working together toward a universal assessment.

For meeting materials and more information, visit the DSS website. Questions should be directed to