The department shall be responsible for, but not limited to, all of the following:
(a) Reviewing and approving the Community-Based Services Network component of the area plans of participating area agencies on aging.
(b) Entering into contracts with area agencies on aging to carry out the requirements set forth in this chapter and Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 9540) that shall include the requirements set forth in subdivisions (c) and (e) for area agencies local management responsibilities under this division.
(c) Developing the respective responsibilities for the department and participating area agencies on aging.
(d) Developing model language for area agencies on aging to use in their procurement and final contracts with direct service providers.
(e) Enforcing statewide requirements to ensure compliance with the statutes and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter and Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 9540).
(f) Ensuring that a participating area agency on aging that has not been directly providing the services specified under the programs provided for in Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 9540) shall not commence directly providing these services until the department has reviewed and concurred with the area plan or update documentation demonstrating that the area agency can provide a comparable quality of these services at least as economically and at an enhanced benefit to the consumer or that there is not an adequate supply of these services in the affected area.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)