Fall Educational Program: A Discussion of Home Care with State Officials
Co-Sponsored by Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies
Please join your fellow members, employer-based home care agency owners, industry colleagues and others for an educational program sponsored by HCAOA Connecticut and Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies. See details below:
Date and Time: Thursday, November 2, 2017. 11:30am – 2pm
Location: Luce Restaurant, 98 Main Street, Middletown, Conn
Cost: $30 for members, $50 for nonmembers (price includes lunch)
12:40 pm-Introductions of organizations and speakers; Program
1:15 pm-Discussion, questions and answers
Sen. Kevin C. Kelly (R-Stratford), Co-Chairman, Aging Committee
Michelle Seagull, Commissioner, Department of Consumer Protection
In the News
Consumers of home care services will have added protections when working with independent contractors in Connecticut.
On June 13, 2017, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Senate Bill 867, An Act Concerning Notice Requirements for Home Health Care Registries (now Public Act 17- 53).
The bill, which took effect October 1, 2017, requires homemaker-companion registries to give consumers a written notice of legal liability before commencing services, rather than within four days after supplying, referring, or placing an individual homemaker or companion with a consumer. The services cannot commence until the registry receives a signed copy of the notice from the consumer, unless a bona fide emergency exists and the registry details the specific nature of the emergency on a form approved by the Department of Consumer Protection and signed by the consumer or his or her authorized representative. If such an emergency exists, the four-day deadline in current law applies. The bill also requires that the notice be featured prominently in boldface type.
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