James Fuccione, former Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the Home Care Alliance, was extensively quoted in an article in the Springfield Republican today. The article, “Personal care attendants have less training, checks than other home care workers,” by Shira Schoenberg, Statehouse reporter for the Republican, compares background checks and training requirements for workers in the state Personal Care Attendant program with workers employed by home care agencies that provide services under the Executive Office of Elder Affairs home care program.
On March 12, 2012, the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) stopped accepting CORI Certification applications.
According to DCJIS, this change is necessary in order to transition to a new web-based iCORI system that will be implemented on May 4, 2012. The iCORI system will be available for wider use by the public, employers, landlords, professional licensing authorities and volunteer organizations.
All current CORI certifications have been extended through May 4, 2012. If your organization has a current CORI Certification, you will not be required to apply for re-certification.
An FAQ document with more information is posted on the DCJIS webpage, along with the proposed regulation. A public hearing is also scheduled for any interested in commenting and the notice for that hearing is also posted on the DCJIS website.
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