On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that non-medical homecare agencies are approved providers for the purpose of CNA recertifications. However, this was not the case two months ago when Credentia, the vendor for the department, had removed home care agencies as approved providers. Now that the issue has been resolved, CNAs who work for home care agencies and were unable to renew their license will be notified by Credentia in the coming weeks.
On March 3, 2022, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s City Council adopted and sent to the mayor (who we expect to sign) Bill # 220051-A, an ordinance requiring covered employers to provide paid “COVID-19 Leave” starting immediately (when the law officially takes effect upon signature by the mayor) and through December 31, 2023 (though the city council discussed the possibility of later amending the ordinance to expire sooner should the COVID-19 situation improve). To employers that had to comply with Philadelphia’s 2021 COVID-19 paid leave law, the ordinance will look very familiar. A few provisions, however, are slightly different, most notably the amount of leave employers must provide.