The following definitions apply for purposes of this Chapter:
A. "IHSS" means in-home supportive services as described in Welfare and Institutions Code sections 12300 et. seq.
B. "Contract mode" means the state-sanctioned service delivery system for IHSS hereby the County contracts with a home care vendor to provide IHSS authorized services. Under this mode, employees of the contractor provide authorized IHSS services.
C. "Individual provider mode" means the state-sanctioned provider mode whereby the IHSS consumer selects, hires, schedules, trains, and supervises a home care provider of his or her own choosing.
D. "Provider" means a person who provides in-home supportive services to a recipient using the independent provider mode. For purposes of this chapter, "Provider" does not mean a person who provides in-home supportive services under the IHSS contract mode.
E. "Recipient" means a person eligible and authorized to receive in-home supportive services under Welfare and Institutions Code sections 12300 et. seq.
F. "County" means the County of Del Norte.
G. "Public Authority" means the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority of the County of Del Norte which is created by this ordinance.
H. "Registry" means the system developed and maintained to provide IHSS recipients with names of available providers according to their stated preferences.
I. "Employer of Record" means the Public Authority in its capacity of employer of IHSS independent providers, within the meaning of Government Code sections 3500 et. seq. of Chapter 10, Division 4, Title 1 (Meyers-Milias-Brown Act).
(Ord. 2002-011 § 2 (part), 2002.)