Recently, Governor Hochul extended an Executive Order that has been providing waivers from certain regulatory requirements for LHCSAs. Specifically, as relevant to home care, the Executive Order 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;
- CHHAs and LHCSAs to conduct in-home supervision of aides 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
- Nursing supervision visits for personal care services to be made as soon as practicable
This Executive Order is effective until March 1, 2022.