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.

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