Over the past several weeks, HCAOA has worked with state chapters to drive recognition for the direct care workers who have kept the country's most vulnerable populations safe at home throughout the pandemic. Georgia, Michigan, California and Illinois all have passed resolutions to honor these important caregivers.
HCAOA state chapters in Michigan and California both held successful virtual lobby days this week. Washington held virtual lobby days a few weeks ago, and the Connecticut Chapter has its virtual lobby days coming up in April.
Last week, in the case of HCAOA v. Newsom, the association’s challenge to AB 2455, the judge upheld the law. This is a California law which compels disclosure of registered home care aides’ personal contact information to requesting labor unions for the express purpose of organizing.
The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) California Chapter received confirmation that a temporary workaround to the new Guardian system has been approved. Guardian is a new electronic data system, designed to streamline the background check process for all licensed care, including the TrustLine Registry, Home Care Aide Registry and Community Care Licensing staff.
If you've never participated in a Lobby Day before because you felt intimidated about meeting with lawmakers, this is the perfect time to start, because we will be right with you to guide the discussion. HCAOA's California Chapter and the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) are teaming up for a Virtual Lobby Day to connect home care agencies with their California Assembly Members and Senators. read more
On January 5, California’s 2021 emergency paid sick leave landscape became clearer as San Jose enacted a revised emergency paid sick leave ordinance, and Los Angeles County directed staff to prepare a proposal to revise its currently expired ordinance.
Join fellow California Home Care providers on Tuesday, September 29 at 11:30 a.m. PDT for an online discussion of regulations affecting homecare, and the current status of legislation that may impact your business. Jennifer Niklas, Home Care Services Bureau Chief at the California Department of Social Services, will share updates on how the state is approaching home care operations. Chapter lobbyists Tony Gonzalez and Carl London will follow with a legislative update, and chapter co-chairs Mitch Williams and Doug Dickstein will share the chapter’s policy vision for 2021.
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