HOME CARE AGENCY LICENSURE MORATORIUM IN-HOME AIDE SERVICES
SECTION 10.49A. Beginning July 1, 2011, and for a period
of three years thereafter, the Department of Health and Human Services shall not issue any licenses for home care agencies as defined in G.S. 131E-136(2) that intend to offer in-home aide services. The prohibition shall not restrict the Department from issuing licenses to certified home health agencies as defined in G.S. 131E-176(12) that intend to offer in-home aide services or to agencies that need a new license for an existing home care agency being acquired. The Secretary may at any time license a new home care agency in any area of the State if access to care becomes an issue during the time frame set forth above. Companion and Sitter services are exempt from this restriction. All completed application that include the applicable fee received in the Division of Health Services Regulation prior to July 1, 2011, may be processed for licensure.