Chapter 3.1. Alzheimer’s Day Care-resource Centers Act of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 3.1.
The Secretary of California Health and Human Services
shall be responsible for the oversight and coordination of programs
serving people living with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
and their families. This responsibility shall include, but not be
(a) State level support and assistance to all programs within the
Health and Human Services Agency and member departments developed for
this target population.
(b) Establishment of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Advisory Committee pursuant to Section 1568.17.
(c) Review of the recommendations contained in the 1987 California
Alzheimer's Disease Task Force Report and subsequent state plans, in
consultation with appropriate state departments and the Alzheimer's
Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Committee.
(a) The California Health and Human Services Agency shall
establish an Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Advisory
Committee consisting of 14 members selected as follows:
(1) One representing the field of academic medical research.
(2) One representing the field of social research.
(3) One representing the field of mental health.
(4) One representing the Alzheimer's day care resource centers.
(5) One representing the Alzheimer's disease diagnostic and
(6) Two representing families of persons suffering from Alzheimer'
s disease or related disorders.
(7) Two representing organizations providing services to Alzheimer'
s disease patients.
(8) One representing a consumer organization representing persons
with Alzheimer's disease.
(9) One representing a member of the State Bar who is familiar
with the legal issues confronting Alzheimer's disease victims and
(10) Two people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease
to serve one-year terms.
(11) The Secretary of California Health and Human Services or his
or her designee.
(b) Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of
California Health and Human Services. The agency secretary may
establish fixed terms for advisory committee membership. For purposes
of continuity, those terms shall be staggered.
(c) Members shall serve without compensation, but shall receive
reimbursement for travel and other necessary expenses actually
incurred in the performance of their official duties.
(d) The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Advisory
Committee shall do all of the following:
(1) Provide ongoing advice and assistance to the administration
and the Legislature as to the program needs and priorities of the
(2) Provide planning support to the administration and the
Legislature by updating recommendations of the 1987 California
Alzheimer's Disease Task Force Report and regularly reviewing and
updating recommendations as needed.
(3) Appoint a chairperson and vice chairperson.
(4) Meet quarterly.
(e) The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Advisory
Committee shall do all of the following when making policy and plan
(1) Consult with a broad range of stakeholders, including, but not
limited to, people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, family
caregivers, community-based and institutional providers, Alzheimer's
disease researchers and academicians, formal caregivers, the
Alzheimer's Association, the California Commission on Aging, and
other state entities.
(2) Consider the recommendations of other state plans, including,
but not limited to, the Olmstead Plan, the Long-Range Strategic Plan
on Aging, and the California Department of Aging's State Plan on
(3) Consider cultural and linguistic factors that impact persons
with Alzheimer's disease and their families who are from diverse
(4) Review current state policies and practices concerning care
and treatment related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia
disorders, and develop recommendations concerning all of the
(A) Community-based support for California's diverse people with
Alzheimer's disease and their family members.
(B) Choices for care and residence for persons with Alzheimer's
disease and their families.
(C) An integrated public health care management approach to
Alzheimer's disease in health care settings that makes full use of
dementia care practices.
(D) The dementia competence of health care professionals.
(E) Early identification and intervention through increasing
public awareness of Alzheimer's disease.
(f) All meetings of the advisory committee, and any subcommittees
thereof, shall be open to the public and adequate notice shall be
provided in accordance with Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120)
of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government