New GA Law Enacted Requiring Home Care Agencies to Employ their Certified Nursing Assistants and Caregivers

GEORGIA STATE HOUSE BILL 183
HOME CARE PATIENT PROTECTION ACT

The Georgia State Legislature has passed and implemented House Bill 183 which revises the classification of individuals that provide services on behalf of a Private Home Care Provider Agency. A copy of the bill is attached. Effective immediately, companion sitters and personal care assistants must be W2 employees rather than 1099 independent contractors. The only independent contractors that a Private Home Care Provider agency can contract with are those needing a professional license such as registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and social workers (SW). Certified nursing assistants (CNA) are not licensed. They go through a series of classes and receive a ‘certification’ which is different from being licensed. CNAs would fall under this change and can no longer be independent contractors.

The link to view the legislation as passed by both the House and the Senate of the Georgia General Assembly is:
http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20152016/HB/183

Download a PDF copy of House Bill 183 by clicking here.

One Response to “New GA Law Enacted Requiring Home Care Agencies to Employ their Certified Nursing Assistants and Caregivers”

  1. The minimum pay for homecare employees should be $11.00 per hour with no salary cap. The PCA /CNA is the face of the company and these are the people who keep the company afloat. They deal with verbal abuse and a lot of time physical abuse as well. Raise the pay and treat the CNA/ PCA good and it will be better for everyone

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