State and Local Government Officials

Expand the Definition of "Health Care Provider"

We need the Department of Labor to expand the definition of "health care provider" .

 

In order for home health, hospice and home care to be able to ensure that they can continue to provide vital services in the home during the pandemic is for the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the definition of "health care provider" to include the following:

 

Any employee of an entity who provides health care services in the place of residence of an individual including, but not limited to nurses, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, therapy assistants, medical social workers, home health aides, home care aides, homemaker-home health aides, personal care attendants, hospice chaplains, home medical equipment technicians, pharmacists, and individuals providing administrative and management supports to direct care employees.

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Idea No. 1786