CHA News Article

CDPH Reviews Criminal Background Requirements for Home Health Agencies
Issues AFL for HHAs participating in Medi-Cal

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued the attached All Facilities Letter (AFL), which reviews fingerprint submission and criminal background check requirements for home health agencies licensed by CDPH and participating in the Medi-Cal program. A criminal record clearance, including fingerprinting, is required for individual owners, administrators and administrator designees. If the owner of a home health agency is a corporation, partnership or association, the clearance and fingerprinting are required for any person having a 10 percent or greater interest in that corporation, partnership or association. CDPH notes that the AFL is a final request to individuals who have not yet submitted fingerprints as required.