Friday, December 16, 2016

New Home Care Regulation Technical Guidance Page

With input from members of the Home Care Advisory Committee, the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Service Division has developed a "regulation technical guidance" page for licensed home care agencies.

The first of this series, titled "Frequently Cited Deficiencies and Common Compliance Strategies: Quality Management Plan 12/02/16" can be found at the division website, http://www.healthfacilities.info, by navigating to the provider resources section of the home care agencies page. You may also simply click the following link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/home-care-agencies-provider-resources and scroll to "Regulation technical guidance." 

Following this guidance does not guarantee that deficient practice will not be cited on a survey visit, however this information may assist agencies to better interpret and apply minimum licensing standards and requirements. 

Please check the page frequently, as additional guidance documents will routinely be posted. Additionally, as each new guidance document is posted, a web portal message will be sent to all licensed home care agencies. 

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Shadle, Home Care Services Section Manager at matt.shadle@state.co.us or at (303)692-2981