18 Jun: Pou Legislation To Protect Seniors And Disabled Residents By Expanding Licensure Requirements For Health Care Service Firms Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nellie Pou that would require health care service firms that provide in-home companion services for senior citizens or disabled residents to obtain licensure and accreditation was approved today by the Senate Budget and Appropriation Committee.

“Residents place an enormous amount of trust in health care providers, and all senior citizens and individuals with disabilities deserve the confidence of knowing that their in-home aides are properly licensed to administer care,” said Senator Pou, D-Passaic and Bergen. “By extending accreditation and audit requirements to providers of companion services, this bill will increase oversight of the health care industry and protect the safety of all New Jersey residents.”