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(a) The purpose of the Respite Program shall be to provide temporary or periodic services for frail elderly or functionally impaired adults to relieve persons who are providing care, or recruitment and screening of providers and matching respite providers to clients.
(b) Direct services contractors shall do either one or more of the following:
(1) In acting as a respite care information and referral agency, recruiting and screening respite providers and matching respite providers to clients. Respite care registries shall consist of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of providers, including, but not limited to, individual caregivers, volunteers, adult day care services, including adult day health care services and services provided by licensed residential care facilities for the elderly.
(2) Arranging for and purchasing respite services for program participants.
(3) Maintaining a systematic means of capturing and reporting all required community-based services program data.
(c) This section shall be implemented only to the extent that funds are appropriated for its purposes in the annual Budget Act or in another statute.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 9546 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/welfare-and-institutions-code/wic-sect-9546.html
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