Advisory Committees and Governing Boards
I. H. S. S. Public Authorities in California are mandated
1682 to create an Advisory Committee comprised of volunteers and must, by law,
have a majority of members who are current or past users of personal
The membership of the Advisory Committee consists of members who represent the following:
- Individuals who are past or present users of IHSS or personal assistance services
- Individuals who are current or former providers of IHSS services
- Individuals who are members of the community with involvement and interest in the IHSS program
I. H. S. S. Advisory Committees provide ongoing advice and recommendations
regarding the I. H. S. S. program to the Board of Supervisors, any administrative
body in the county that is related to the delivery and administration
of I. H. S. S., and the governing body and administrative agency of the
If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about participation in an Advisory Committee, contact the Public Authority in your county.
The Public Authority Governing Body is the official board designated
to govern the Public Authority and make legally binding decisions on its
In most counties, the Governing Body is the county board of supervisors.
I. H. S. S. Public Authority Advisory Committee and
Governing Board members are invited to attend an educational and
networking statewide conference once a year. This conference is open
to current Advisory Committee and Governing Board members, Public
Authority Directors and their staff.