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Registration of licensed home care services agencies
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 36
§ 3605-b. Registration of licensed home care services agencies. 1. (a)
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no licensed home
care services agency (LHCSA) licensed pursuant to section thirty-six
hundred five of this article shall be operated, provide nursing
services, home health aide services, or personal care services, or
receive reimbursement from any source for the provision of such services
during any period of time on or after January first, two thousand
nineteen, unless it has registered with the commissioner in a manner
prescribed by the department.

(b) A LHCSA that fails to submit a complete and accurate set of all
required registration materials by the deadline established by the
commissioner shall be required to pay a fee of five hundred dollars for
each month or part thereof that the LHCSA is in default. A LHCSA that
failed to register in the prior year by the deadline of the current year
shall not be permitted to register for the upcoming registration period
unless it submits any unpaid late fees.

(c) The department shall post on its public website a list of all
LHCSAs, which shall indicate the current registration status of each

(d) The department shall institute proceedings to revoke the license
of any LHCSA that fails to register for two annual registration periods,
whether or not such periods are consecutive. The department shall have
the discretion to pursue revocation of the license of a LHCSA on grounds
that it evidences a pattern of late registration over the course of
multiple years.