CA - Home Care Services Act (2011)
This bill would require home care agencies to become licensed through the CA State Department of Public Health. Home care agencies would also be required to give certain information (types and hours of home care services, the extent to which payment may be expected from specified sources, availability of services under the state LTC ombudsman, and the agency's advanced directive policy) to clients prior to the provision of home services. Home care organizations would be required to conduct background checks on employees and conduct regular evaluations of the employees. The bill would establish a fund that would receive fees and would use the proceeds to fund the provisions in this bill. According to the authors of the bill, 23 other states already require home care agencies to register or obtain a license.
Bill Number SB 411
Sponsor Senators Price, Alquist, DeSaulnier, Padilla and Vargas
Date of Introduction 2/16/2011
Latest Activity 9/6/2011. Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Charles Calderon.
More Info http://www.legislature.ca.gov/
Senate Report: "Caregiver Roulette: California Fails to Screen those who Care for the Elderly at Home"
Topic: Direct Care Workforce