Denial of petitioner's request for extraordinary relief, wherein the trial court agreed with the director of the state Department of Social Services that plaintiff was not entitled to any IHSS-funded in-home service provided by her mother is reversed as Welfare & Institutions Code section 12300(e)'s reference to full-time employee does not include providing in-home, full-time, IHSS funded care by a parent to a child so as to bar the parent from being compensated for providing in-home, full-time, IHSS-funded care to another of her children, and to interpret the statute otherwise would frustrate the IHSS programs' very purpose.
Filed February 1, 2010
Opinion by Judge Nicholson
For Appellant: Charles Wolfinger
For Appellee: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Douglas M. Press, Assistant Attorney General, Susan E. Slager and Mateo Muñoz, Deputy Attorneys General