New State Law Tightens Rules on In-Home Care Providers
On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill (AB 876) to ban in-home caregivers who have criminal records from signing waivers on behalf of recipients unless the client is a parent, guardian, spouse or conservator. Previously, disabled and elderly individuals were permitted to sign waivers accepting felons as home aides, and aides also were allowed to sign waivers on behalf of the client.
- "Brown Signs Laws on Cyber-Bullying, In-Home Care Providers" (McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, 7/9).