Remote Aide Supervision Extended Until March 31

On March 1, Governor Hochul signed Executive Order 4.6 which extended various regulatory waivers for home care providers. Of importance, the EO allows LHCSAs and CHHAs to conduct in-home supervision of aides as soon as practicable after the initial service visit or to conduct such supervision through indirect means, including telephone and video communication. The EO is scheduled to expire March 31. Although the EO could be extended, given the State’s attempts to “return to normal,” providers should prepare for the possibility that the EO will not be extended when it expires on March 31.