After removing a ban on health care terms in home care agency business names and advertising, the legislature’s General Law Committee approved House Bill 6100 yesterday. The bill requires, among other things, local and national criminal background checks of caregivers, including a search of a multistate criminal record locator by a consumer reporting agency or accredited background screening company. The Department of Consumer Protection agreed to remove the names and advertising provisions after HCAOA Connecticut and many individual HCA owners vigorously opposed them. The bill goes to the House of Representatives for further consideration. HCAOA Connecticut members can discuss this bill and other priorities affecting home care in meetings with their lawmakers at Home Care Days at the Capitol next month.
Connecticut Virtual Lobby Day:
There is a lot happening in the Connecticut legislature right now directly impacting your business and the home care industry! The HCAOA Connecticut Chapter invites all members to join us on April 20-22 to interact with key legislators, staff, and decision makers and educate them about our industry and the value we bring to our clients. If you've never participated in a Lobby Day before, this is the perfect opportunity to do so, because we will be there with you to help guide the discussion. read more