Telephone and Video Nursing Supervision Visits Allowed to Continue for LHCSAs

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.