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HB 6021 — Home Health Agency Licensure

by Rep. Rommel (SB 1056 by Senators Garcia and Campbell)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill removes a prohibition on the Agency for Health Care Administration from issuing an initial home health agency license to an applicant that shares common controlling interest with another licensed home health agency that is located in the same county and within 10 miles of the applicant.

A home health agency provides home health services and staffing services. Home health services include health and medical services and medical supplies provided to an individual in his or her home, such as nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, and hands-on personal care.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 119-0