Aging and Adult Services: Support: In-Home Supportive Services: Public Authority

The Public Authority assists In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) consumers in need of a homecare worker, by maintaining a list of qualified individuals who are interested in working as an independent provider. Registry workers who have passed background checks are referred to IHSS consumers based on their needs. A registry specialist is available to provide assistance to consumers who require additional help in hiring a provider or in establishing a positive relationship with their worker. The Public Authority also provides personnel services for IHSS providers and offers training to providers and consumers. The Public Authority is a separate agency from the County and is governed by the Board of Supervisors with input from an advisory committee.

New state laws affecting IHSS Providers starting January 1, 2015. 

Click here for more information: English, Chinese, Spanish


San Mateo County Public Authority is offering free training for San Mateo County IHSS Providers to learn about new program rules, new timesheets and other important information. Click here to see the new training schedule.


You may attend a training or view an on-line video.  Click here to watch video in that is now available in English or Spanish.


Contact us for more information (650) 573-3900.


For state information, please see California Department of Social Services (CDSS).


For information, advice and 24-hour emergency response,
click here for the TIES Line.