Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 1025 Session Year 2023
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE HOMEMAKER-COMPANION AGENCY TASK FORCE.
To require (1) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to develop a plan to transition registration and oversight responsibilities for homemaker-companion agencies from the Department of Consumer Protection to the Department of Public Health, (2) the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to revoke a certificate of registration if an agency violates certain provisions three times in one calendar year, (3) the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to (A) develop training standards, identify training programs and develop a model written contract and service plan for homemaker-companion agencies, and (B) develop a guide that details how to file a complaint against a homemaker-companion agency, (4) the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to develop a plan to implement mandatory training standards for agency employees, and (5) homemaker-companion agencies to (A) develop a person-centered plan of care and services for clients, and (B) have consumer brochures and maintain an Internet web site.