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Measure puts tighter restrictions on who may work in home healthcare program
Los Angeles Times

The budget package that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Friday restricts violent felons from working in the state’s home healthcare program for the elderly and disabled.

The new rules follow a Times report last month that scores of people convicted of crimes such as rape, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon are permitted to care for some of California’s most vulnerable residents through the In-Home Supportive Services program. The changes take effect in 90 days.