The purpose of the program is to link private long-term care insurance and health care service plan contracts that cover long-term care with the In-Home Supportive Services program (Article 7 (commencing with Section 12300) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 9) and Medi-Cal, and to provide specified in-home supportive services benefits and specified Medi-Cal benefits to the purchasers of approved and certified insurance policies and health care service plan contracts who qualify under the special provisions of this division.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 802, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)