Article 7. Home Care Organization Operating Requirements of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 13. >> Article 7.
A home care organization licensee shall do all of the
(a) Post its license, business hours, and any other information
required by the department in its place of business in a conspicuous
location, visible both to clients and affiliated home care aides.
(b) Maintain and abide by a valid workers' compensation policy
covering its affiliated home care aides.
(c) Maintain and abide by an employee dishonesty bond, including
third-party coverage, with a minimum limit of ten thousand dollars
(d) Maintain proof of general and professional liability insurance
in the amount of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per
occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in the aggregate.
(e) Report any suspected or known dependent adult or elder abuse
as required by Section 15630 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and
suspected or known child abuse as required by Sections 11164 to
11174.3, inclusive, of the Penal Code. A copy of each suspected abuse
report shall be maintained and available for review by the
department during normal business hours.
(a) Home care organizations that employ affiliated home
care aides shall ensure the affiliated home care aides are cleared on
the home care aide registry before placing the individual in direct
contact with clients. In addition, the home care organization shall
do all of the following:
(1) Ensure any staff person, volunteer, or employee of a home care
organization who has contact with clients, prospective clients, or
confidential client information that may pose a risk to the clients'
health and safety has met the requirements of Sections 1796.23,
1796.24, 1796.25, 1796.26, and 1796.28 before there is contact with
clients or prospective clients or access to confidential client
(2) Require home care aides to demonstrate that they are free of
active tuberculosis disease, pursuant to Section 1796.45.
(3) Immediately notify the department when the home care
organization no longer employs an individual as an affiliated home
(b) This section shall not prevent a licensee from requiring a
criminal record clearance of any individual exempt from the
requirements of this section, provided that the individual has client