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2012 House Bill 5774: Impose home health care agency licensure mandate
  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on July 18, 2012, to impose a new licensure mandate on agencies that offer “skilled home health services or personal care services” to a consumer in the person’s home or residence. The bill would also mandate that home care placement agencies that refer providers of these services must register with the Department of Community Health, which would post a list of the registered agencies online.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on July 18, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 House Bill 5774 (Impose home health care agency licensure mandate )  by bkeith on September 18, 2012 

 Licensure needs to apply to the actual individual caregiver just like auto mechanics are individually licensed, not just the agencies. Standards need to be formaulated and testing should be required to measure their skills and then certify them. All good agencies already conduct background checks (prior to hiring the caregiver), insure and bond their caregivers without being mandated to. The issue is the actual caregiver needs to have something to lose (such as certification) should they not perform their duties ethically and professionally. 



Re: 2012 House Bill 5774 (Impose home health care agency licensure mandate )  by TaterSalad on August 10, 2012 
This bill is also a positive and would "control" unwanted, unneeded problems with a simple license and protection for the consumer.

2012 House Bill 5774 (Impose home health care agency licensure mandate )  by admin on August 10, 2012 
Introduced in the House on July 18, 2012

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