IHSS timesheet signature authorization requirements

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued information regarding the timesheet signature authorization requirement.  An IHSS recipient or their legal representative can designate an authorized representative to sign a provider’s timesheet on their behalf.  For this purpose, a legal representative is a court-appointed guardian or conservator, or for a recipient who is a minor, the parent or other individual who is the legally authorized decision maker for the minor.

To do so, the recipient or their legal representative must complete the SOC 839 Form Part C.  Upon receipt of the SOC 839 form, the county must enter the timesheet signatory information into the CMIPS computer system.  (ACL 19-115, December 17, 2019.)