2022 brings lots of change to the Home Care Association of America Washington Chapter, including a new name and a new leadership team. 2022 also brings a new 60-day legislative session, the spread of the Omicron variant, and ongoing questions about the WA Cares Fund. There is a lot of work to do on behalf of in-home services providers - and one thing that hasn't changed is the chapter's commitment to its members!
All HCAOA California Chapter members are invited to participate in a virtual advocacy event on Tuesday, March 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT from the safety and convenience of your home or office to hear from Chapter leaders, the California Department of Social Services, and state legislative leadership.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has drafted advertising guidelines that would regulate services home care agencies can offer. Among other things, the document, “Advertising Guidelines: Homemaker Companion Agencies; Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection,” prohibits certain memory-related services that agencies may advertise and caregivers may provide to persons suffering from cognitive disorders.
On January 26, OSHA withdrew its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which required large employers to ensure that their employees either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular COVID-19 testing in lieu of vaccination. This announcement follows on the heels of a January 13 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that stayed implementation of the ETS pending a lower court decision on the merits of a legal challenge to the ETS. Despite withdrawing the ETS as an enforceable standard, and effectively ending the current round of ETS litigation, OSHA emphasized that the ETS will continue to serve as its proposal for a permanent standard.
Home Care Pulse is hosting the third annual Home Care Growth Summit on February 15-17, a three-day virtual conference with 32+ of the top experts in home care sharing their knowledge, experience, and advice. HCAOA is excited to be a part of the event - our own CEO Vicki Hoak will be a featured speaker. There will also be live Q&A sessions throughout the event so that you can get exactly the answers you need to help your business grow. HCAOA members can get 50% off the registration fee.