A chairwoman of the Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care as introduced a bill that establishes regulations for private home care agencies.
Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada introduced the Home Care Services Act of 2013, which she believes outlines clear standards for training and background checks for home caregivers, reports the Daily Democrat (DD).
The bill, AB 322, authorizes the California Department of Social Services to license and regulate private home care agencies that hire home care aides to help clients with non-medical assistance needs to live independently at home.
AB 322, according to the article, is the product of a lack of oversight and regulation among private home care agencies.
So far, the only requirement to establish a home care agency in California is a business license, reports DD.
Written by Jason Oliva