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California Code of Regulations
Title 17, Division 2
Chapter 3 - Community Services
SubChapter 19 - Supported Living Service
Article 2 - General Provisions
§58614. Service and Support Components.
§58614. Service and Support Components.


(a) Supported Living Service, as referenced in Title 17, Section 54349 (a) through (e), shall consist of any individually designed service or assessment of the need for service, which assists an individual consumer to:
(1) Live in his or her own home, with support available as often and for as long as it is needed;
(2) Make fundamental life decisions, while also supporting and facilitating the consumer in dealing with the consequences of those decisions; building critical and durable relationships with other individuals; choosing where and with whom to live; and controlling the character and appearance of the environment within their home.
(b) Supported Living Service(s) are tailored to meet the consumer's evolving needs and preferences for support without having to move from the home of their choice, and include but are not limited to the following:
(1) Assisting with common daily living activities such as meal preparation, including planning, shopping, cooking, and storage activities;
(2) Performing routine household activities aimed at maintaining a clean and safe home;
(3) Locating and scheduling appropriate medical services;
(4) Acquiring, using, and caring for canine and other animal companions specifically trained to provide assistance;
(5) Selecting and moving into a home;
(6) Locating and choosing suitable house mates;
(7) Acquiring household furnishings;
(8) Settling disputes with landlords;
(9) Becoming aware of and effectively using the transportation, police, fire, and emergency help available in the community to the general public;
(10) Managing personal financial affairs;
(11) Recruiting, screening, hiring, training, supervising, and dismissing personal attendants;
(12) Dealing with and responding appropriately to governmental agencies and personnel;
(13) Asserting civil and statutory rights through self-advocacy;
(14) Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, including a Circle of Support;
(15) Participating in community life; and
(16) 24-hour emergency assistance, including direct service in response to calls for assistance. This service also includes assisting and facilitating the consumer's efforts to acquire, use, and maintain devices needed to summon immediate assistance when threats to health, safety, and well-being occur.
(c) Supported Living Service Vendor Administration, as referenced in Title 17, Section 54349 (e), shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Administrative functions;
(2) Rental or leasing of administrative office(s) space;
(3) Office furniture, supplies, and equipment;
(4) Travel designated in the SLS vendor's contract as necessary for the performance of administrative functions;
(5) Accounting;
(6) Insurance designed to protect against loss by theft, fire, and similar calamities; professional liability; and automobile accident liability; and
(7) Discretionary background checks for paid staff, volunteers, and contractors as specified in the SLS vendor's contract.
Authority cited: Section 11152, Government Code; and Sections 4648, 4689, 4689.7(c) and 4690, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Sections 4648(a)(2), 4689(c) and 4689.7(c), Welfare and Institutions Code.
1. New section filed 8-14-95 as an emergency; operative 8-14-95 (Register 95, No. 33). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-12-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 12-4-95 as an emergency; operative 12-12-95 (Register 95, No. 49). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 4-10-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New section refiled 4-8-96 as an emergency; operative 4-10-96 (Register 96, No. 15). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-6-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 8-14-95 order, including amendment of section and Note, transmitted to OAL 8-8-96 and filed 9-20-96 (Register 96, No. 38).
5. Amendment of section and Note filed 4-18-2000; operative 5-18-2000 (Register 2000, No. 16).