California has been granted waivers of the initial application and recertification interview (if certain criteria are met); and of the recording requirement for telephonic signatures (if certain criteria are met) because of COVID-19. These waivers have been extended until September 30, 2022.
In addition, California has been granted a waiver of face-to-face quality control interviews for the period of July 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. This waiver allows quality control interviews to be done by telephone. (ACWDL, June 21, 2022.)