Legal Services

The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These services are provided locally by contracted agencies. This webpage is intended for those who provide, or seek to provide, legal services.

For Providers & Partners - Legal Services Overview

For Consumers - Legal Services

Form NumberForm NameRevision Date
CDA 1022California Legal Services Quarterly Aggregate Report7/16/2018
CDA 1021California Legal Services Intake Form10/19/2018

While there is no federal mandate for Title III-B LSPs to report more than the units of service (in which one unit of service equals one hour), and the number of individual clients served (known as the unduplicated count), the Department has the responsibility to ensure that the limited Title III-B resources are being effectively targeted to those in greatest need as prescribed by the Older Americans Act (OAA).

The Uniform Reporting System (URS) was designed to help assess whether limited Title IIIB legal services are being effectively targeted. The URS is intended to show the types of people legal providers are serving in order to give a clearer picture of target groups that might need more attention; types of legal problems being addressed for older Californians; and types/levels of services being provided.

The URS has proved to be an uncomplicated system for collecting meaningful, statewide information that is used to help build support for, and understanding of the importance of, legal services to older Californians.

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What is a Security Incident?

A security incident is defined as an occurrence involving a CDA authorized user that actually or potentially jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures or acceptable use policies.

Examples of security incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Stolen items such as a laptop; thumb drives, backpack containing work-related files
  • Faxing client’s information to an unintended recipient

View our Information Security Definitions for an explanation of terms used in Information Security.

Reporting a Security Incident

For step-by-step instructions on how to report a security incident, visit our Security Incident Reporting Procedures page. The forms identified in the step-by-step instructions can be found below.

For information on contractors and their subcontractors, view our note regarding CDA Contractors and their Subcontractors.

Information Security Forms

Form NumberTitleIssue Date
CDA 1025aSecurity Incident Report Part A2/12/2018
CDA 1024Information Integrity and Security Statement4/3/2018
CDA 9009Authorization for Use/Disclosure of Health Information7/6/2018
CDA 1025bSecurity Incident Report Part B2/12/2018

Information Integrity and Security Statement

All CDA authorized users shall sign and return a Information Integrity and Security Statement (CDA 1024) to ensure the authorized user is aware of, and agrees to comply with, its obligations to protect CDA information assets from unauthorized access and disclosure, prior to contract execution.

Privacy & Information Security Awareness Training

Complete the California Department of Aging Privacy and Information Security Awareness Training for Authorized Users module within the following timeframes:

  • Within 30 days of the start date of the Contract/Agreement
  • Within 30 days of the start date of any new employee, Subcontractor, or volunteer

Contractors must maintain Certificates of Completion on file and provide them to CDA upon request