Last night, Attorney General Letitia James announced that she was suspending her run for the Governor of New York. Through her Twitter account, James announced, “I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general.”  “There are a number of important investigations and cases that are underway and I intend to finish the job.” Her announcement was immediately praised by the Democratic Party Chairman, suggesting that Ms. James withdrew from the race at the urging of her own party.

As home care providers know, the Attorney General’s Office under Ms. James has for years focused on the home care industry, from Medicaid compliance to wage parity, paid sick leave, alleged worker exploitation, and general wage and hour compliance. It remains to be seen if Ms. James’ decision to withdraw from the race will have the effect of re-invigorating her investigations and focus on home care. Ms. James’s political aspirations might have been suspended for now, but she will no doubt continue to try and make a name for herself in furtherance of future political aspirations, and she could seek to make that mark through aggressive enforcement and investigations of healthcare providers, including home care.

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