HCA fielded several media calls for comment last week following a press conference in New York City on September 5 where State Senator Roxanne Persaud (D-Brooklyn) and supporters pressed for action on a bill to place limits on home care hours worked. A companion bill is being sponsored by Assemblyman Harvey Epstein (D-Manhattan).
This bill has arisen in the wake of litigation, emergency rulemaking and, most recently, a New York Court of Appeals decision on the issue of 24-hour home care over the past several months.
News reports quoting HCA on the matter are at the links below:
- “New York bill would ban 24-hour workdays for home health aides,” Times Union
- “State Democrats push home health aide reform,” Politico New York
- “State bill would cap hours for home-care workers,” Crain’s Health Pulse
- Lawmakers Look to Eliminate 24-Hour Workdays in Home Care,” Home Health Care News