Home Care Licensure Training
Our Training is Second-to-None, Taught by an Experienced, Well-Respected Expert in YOUR Industry!
Kathie Smith, RN, is the Vice President of State Relations, Home & Community Based Care with the Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC. Ms. Smith has extensive experience in Medicare and Medicaid home health compliance and regulatory requirements. Mrs. Smith is certified in integrated chronic disease management, is a master training in Coaching Supervision and serves on the North Carolina management team for the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) grant which has developed Home Care Specialty training for NC aides. Mrs. Smith served on the NC Better Jobs Better Care partner team that developed the NC New Organizational Vision Award (NC NOVA), a workforce development program for direct care workers. Ms. Smith serves on numerous NC Department of Health and Human Services Regulatory committees and served on the NC Institute of Medicine committee regarding NC's implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Smith is a frequent state and national speaker on topics related to Home Care Licensing rules, regulations, laws, and payer source policies.
Licensure Applicant classes taught by the Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC offer nurse contact hours for nurses attending the entire class.
The Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC (AHHC) (AP#034) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurse's Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
MORATORIUM ON HOME CARE AGENCY LICENSES FOR IN-HOME AIDE 48 SERVICES 49
SECTION 12G.4.(a) For the period commencing on the effective date of this 50 section, and ending June 30, 2016, and notwithstanding the provisions of the Home Care Agency Licensure Act set forth in Part 3 of Article 6 of Chapter 131E of the General Statutes or any rules adopted pursuant to that Part, 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. This prohibition does not apply to companion and sitter services and shall not restrict the Department from doing any of the following:
(1) Issuing a license to a certified home health agency as defined in G.S. 131E-176(12) that intends to offer in-home aide services.
General Assembly Of North Carolina Session 2013
S744-PCCS45234-MDxf-1 Senate Bill 744 Page 87
(2) Issuing a license to an agency that needs a new license for an existing home care agency being acquired.
(3) Issuing a license for a new home care agency in any area of the State upon a determination by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services that increased access to care is necessary in that area.
SECTION 12G.4.(b) This section is effective when it becomes law.
Licensure Applicant Training Class Fees & Information
Each paid agency registration comes with a voucher for a 3-month complimentary membership to the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHC), contingent upon the agency becoming licensed. It is important for agencies to become members of their state Association to receive regulatory and legislative updates, as well as education to advance your business, member discounts from trusted vendors, and advocacy at the state and federal levels! AHHC has 42 years of experience in leading and advocating for home care! Our staff have more than 165 years of combined expertise!
$625 per agency – covers registration for 2 agency representatives * note, one of the attendees must be the agency owner
$300 for each additional representative from a registered agency (must attend the same day)
$499 per policy manual
- Includes important policies, templates and samples to get you started and save you hundreds of dollars in time, consultants and other resources
- Includes an electronic version of policies and templates for ease in making policies specific for your agency
- Attendees will receive an licensure application and instruction will be given during class as to how to complete it.
Licensure Applicant Training Classes – [Registration Form]
October 14, 2015
November 3, 2015
December 16, 2015
January 13, 2016
February 10, 2016
To understand the licensure process, please read the information posted at each link below.
Please call 919.848.3450 or 800.999.2357 for available dates.