In 1999 Assembly Bill 1682 was passed. Under this legislation establishment of an Employer of Record for IHSS providers was required in all counties by January 2003. AB 1682 also required the formation of an IHSS Advisory Committee to provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors initially for implementation of the of the Employer of Record requirement.
On May 16, 2000, the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors voted to create an IHSS Advisory Committee. After months of hard work, the Committee recommended establishing a Public Authority in the County of San Diego. On June 12, 2001 the Board of Supervisors voted to create the Public Authority.
During 2011-2012 State budget negotiations IHSS Advisory Committees were nearly defunded and dissolved by the State. After negotiations and compromise IHSS Advisory Committees became optional for counties but are now mandatory for IHSS Public Authorities. In the County of San Diego the county has chosen to continue working with the Advisory Committee, so while the law has changed the Committee is now the IHSS/Public Authority Advisory Committee.