Last Tuesday, more than 70 home care providers gathered in Rocky Hill for the HCAOA Connecticut Chapter meeting. During the event state Consumer Protection Department officials discussed homemaker-companion registration, the investigations and audit process, and advertising requirements. Commissioner Michelle Seagull discussed the need for providers to obtain a license from the Department of Public Health if they are offering any healthcare-related services and noted recent changes to background check requirements effective Jan. 1, 2022.
In their presentation, Director of Investigations Pamela Brown and Special Investigator Andrew Barton emphasized several key points, answered questions from providers and left several takeaways, including:
HCAOA Connecticut is working with DCP officials to present recent changes concerning new background check requirements in a webinar in December.