2017 Decrease in Reimbursement Rate for In-Home Respite Agency Worker Travel Costs
Reflective of the change in the mileage reimbursement rate for California state employees using their personal vehicle for authorized state business, the mileage rate decreased from $.54/mile to $.535/mile, effective January 1, 2017. Please refer to the following link: https://www.calhr.ca.gov/employees/Pages/travel-personal-vehicle.aspx.
This change affects in-home respite agency providers claiming worker travel costs as a supplemental cost to proprietary respite service cost in accordance with Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 58130(a), “Regional centers shall reimburse the in-home respite service agency for respite worker travel costs for private vehicle travel or public transportation which is required in order for the respite worker to travel to and from and between respite sites. Travel costs shall also include costs for consumer travel which is necessary in order for the respite worker to carry out assigned functions.”
The rate for travel reimbursement is established in accordance with Title 17, CCR, Section 58130(b) which states, “Respite worker travel costs shall be authorized pursuant to minimum state of California travel reimbursement rates for state employees pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code, section 4690.2(b)(6).” 2017 IHRA Mileage Notification