Gov. Hochul’s Executive Order Reinstates Regulatory Waivers for LHCSAs and CHHAs

The Governor has signed an Executive Order (“EO”) that will provide relief to LHCSAs and CHHAs from some of the challenges caused by the recent nursing and aide shortages. The EO:

  • allows initial patient visits for CHHAs to be made within 48 hours of receipt and acceptance of a community referral or return home from institutional placement;
  • allows CHHAs and LHCSAs to conduct in-home supervision of PCAs and HHAs as soon as practicable after the initial service visit, or to permit in-person and in-home supervision to be conducted through indirect means, including by telephone or video communication; and
  • permits nursing supervision visits for personal care services to be made as soon as practicable.