California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 1796.37

(a) The department may issue a home care organization license to a home care organization applicant that satisfies the requirements set forth in this chapter, including all of the following:

(1) Files a complete home care organization application, including the fees required pursuant to Section 1796.49 .

(2) Submits proof of general and professional liability insurance in the amount of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in the aggregate.

(3) Submits proof of a valid workers' compensation policy covering its affiliated home care aides.  The proof shall consist of the policy number, the effective and expiration dates of the policy, and the name and address of the policy carrier.

(4) Submits proof of an employee dishonesty bond, including third-party coverage, with a minimum limit of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).  This proof shall be submitted at each subsequent renewal.

(5) Provides the department, upon request, with a complete list of its affiliated home care aides, and proof that each satisfies the requirements of Sections 1796.43 , 1796.44 , and 1796.45 .

(6) Passes a background examination, as required pursuant to Section 1796.33 .

(7) Completes a department orientation.

(8) Does not have any outstanding fees or civil penalties due to the department.

(9) Discloses prior or present service as an administrator, general partner, corporate officer, or director of, or discloses that he or she has held or holds a beneficial ownership of 10 percent or more in, any of the following:

(A) A community care facility, as defined in Section 1502 .

(B) A residential care facility, as defined in Section 1568.01 .

(C) A residential care facility for the elderly, as defined in Section 1569.2 .

(D) A child day care facility, as defined in Section 1596.750 .

(E) A day care center, as described in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 1596.90 ).

(F) A family day care home, as described in Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1597.30 ).

(G) An employer-sponsored child care center, as described in Chapter 3.65 (commencing with Section 1597.70 ).

(H) A home care organization licensed pursuant to this chapter.

(10) Discloses any revocation or other disciplinary action taken, or in the process of being taken, against a license held or previously held by the entities specified in paragraph (9).

(11) Provides evidence that every member of the board of directors, if applicable, understands his or her legal duties and obligations as a member of the board of directors and that the home care organization's operation is governed by laws and regulations that are enforced by the department.

(12) Provides any other information as may be required by the department for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter.

(13) Cooperates with the department in the completion of the home care organization license application process.  Failure of the home care organization licensee to cooperate may result in the withdrawal of the home care organization license application.  “Failure to cooperate” means that the information described in this chapter and in any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter has not been provided, or not provided in the form requested by the department, or both.

(b) A home care organization licensee shall renew the home care organization license every two years.  The department may renew a home care organization license if the licensee satisfies the requirements set forth in this chapter, including all of the following:

(1) Files a complete home care organization license renewal application, including the nonrefundable fees required pursuant to Section 1796.49 , both of which shall be postmarked on or before the expiration of the license.

(2) Submits proof of general and professional liability insurance in the amount of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in the aggregate.

(3) Submits proof of a valid workers' compensation policy covering its affiliated home care aides.  The proof shall consist of the policy number, the effective and expiration dates of the policy, and the name and address of the policy carrier.

(4) Submits proof of an employee dishonesty bond, including third-party coverage, with a minimum limit of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

(5) Does not have any outstanding fees or civil penalties due to the department.

(6) Provides any other information as may be required by the department for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter.

(7) Cooperates with the department in the completion of the home care organization license renewal process.  Failure of the home care organization licensee to cooperate may result in the withdrawal of the home care organization license renewal application.  “Failure to cooperate” means that the information described in this chapter and in any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter has not been provided, or not provided in the form requested by the department, or both.

(c)(1) The department shall notify a licensed home care organization in writing of its registration expiration date and the process of renewal.

(2) Written notification pursuant to this subdivision shall be mailed to the registered home care organization's mailing address of record at least 60 days before the registration expiration date.


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