On March 18, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.5 which addresses a large number of healthcare provider issues.
Among the issues addressed are some of interest to the home care industry. The following provisions are hereby temporarily suspended or modified, for the period from the date of this Executive Order through April 17, 2020.
Paragraph 2 of subdivision g of section 763.4; paragraphs 7 and 8 of subdivision h of section 763.4; paragraph 2 of subdivision a of section 766.5; and paragraph 1 of subdivision d of section 766.5 of Title 10 of the NYCRR, to the extent necessary to permit certified home health agencies, long term home health care programs, AIDS home care programs, and licensed home care services agencies serving individuals affected by the disaster emergency to conduct in-home supervision of home health aides and personal care aides as soon as practicable after the initial service visit, or to permit in-person and in-home supervision to be conducted through indirect means, including by telephone or video communication;
Subdivision a of section 763.5 of Title 10 of the NYCRR, to the extent necessary to permit initial patient visits for certified home health agencies, long term home health care programs and AIDS home care programs serving individuals affected by the disaster emergency to be made within 48 hours of receipt and acceptance of a community referral or return home from institutional placement;
Sections 403.3 and 403.5 if Title 10 of the NYCRR, to extend the time in which home care services entities must submit information to the Home Care Worker Registry.
The full Executive Order can be found here.