With a new two-year state legislative session, the Home Care Alliance has set an improved policy agenda that would strengthen the industry and asks for assistance from member agencies and fellow advocates in gathering legislative support.
The Alliance’s legislative priorities include re-filed items like the “Nurse Delegation” bill, which would allow visiting nurses to delegate certain medication administration tasks to home health and hospice aides in the home setting only. New items include establishing a “certificate of need” process for certified home health care and a state program allowing cities to grant parking leniency to clinicians visiting patients in those communities.
HCA members, friends, and advocates can assist our mission by contacting their local state senators and state representatives and ask that they cosponsor these bills. If you are unsure who represents your agency or place of residence, please visit www.wheredoivotema.com and type in your address, or contact James Fuccione at the Alliance.
Over the coming weeks, HCA will be alerting members about bills filed by other organizations and interest groups and will be asked to weigh in. The Alliance will, of course, continue to monitor and provide updates on the state’s health care payment reform law as it is implemented. Alliance staff and several member agencies sit on key boards, commissions and advisory groups and important information will be provided as it becomes available on those issues.
For more on HCA’s legislative priorities and how you can help, contact James Fuccione at the Alliance.
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