“Agency to provide nursing in the home” means any person or governmental organization which provides in the home, through its employees or by contractual arrangement with other persons, skilled nursing and assistance and training in health and housekeeping skills.
The term does not include:
- A provider of community-based living arrangement services during any period in which the provider of community-based living arrangement services is engaged in providing community-based living arrangement services; or
- A provider of supported living arrangement services during any period in which the provider of supported living arrangement services is engaged in providing supported living arrangement services.
COVID-19 Infection Control and Prevention Best Practices
The guidance document linked below is intended for organizations that have health care workers (licensed and unlicensed staff) and personal caregivers who provide care to individuals at their home residence or community-based settings. It provides general infection prevention and control guidance in relation to prevention of COVID-19 transmission.
Find a licensed home health agency
File a complaint
To file a complaint against a home health agency, call 1-800-225-3414.
State Laws and Regulations
Licensing and Applications
To apply for a license to operate a home health agency, you must complete the following:
- Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services SOM (State Operations Manual – Federal Regulations/Guidelines)
To apply for CMS certification as a home health agency, you must provide the following:
Other Information and Resources