Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO At Your Home Familycare, Peter Kellison, Advocacy and Solutions, CAHSAH's Political Strategist

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO At Your Home Familycare, Peter Kellison, Advocacy and Solutions, CAHSAH’s Political Strategist

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare participates in CAHSAH Lobby Day in Sacramento.

“Lobby Day in Sacramento, Wednesday, March 13, was an exciting day,” comments Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, San Diego. “As hundreds of home care agency representatives, concerned about in-home services for seniors and disabled came together to meet with our State Representatives, the coordination and guidance from the California Association of Health Services at Home was truly welcomed and appreciated.”

Edwards-Tate was honored to be one of the Team Leaders this year.

According to Edwards-Tate:  “I wish to extend appreciation to Assembly Member Brian Jones, Senator Joel Anderson, and Assembly Member Rocky Chavez for enabling our Team to personally present critical and pressing information about key bills immediately impacting home care. Also, our day would not have been successful without the expertise and efforts from CAHSAH’s Policy Director, Jennifer Gabales and Legislative Assistant, Mary Adorno.”

IMG_0594According to Edwards-Tate:  “All members of CAHSAH support AB 322 (Yamada), which is called Home Care Serices Act of 2013.  It is a must-support Bill which permits the home care industry to essentially self-regulate, and mostly at its own expense.  It also ensures safe and appropriate practices from a business and  health care standpoint, enabling us to best-serve the needs of the consumer without unnecessary regulatory and cost-burdens.”

Pressing Bills We Oppose:

  1. AB 1217 (Lowenthal) would license home care organizations, home care workers (at their exspense), create a State registry of home care organizations, and a State registry of home care workers–all of which would create great expense to the State,likely violations of privacy rights, and potentially exposes workers to unnecessary abuses.
  2. AB 241 (Ammiano) is a spot Bill and essentially a redo of last year’s AB 889, which was vetoed by the Governor due to his expressed concerns for negative economic impacts, negative human impact on the consumer, potential for increasing institutionalization, and threat of decreasing available jobs for home care workers.

For further information, you may contact Laurie Edwards-Tate at: 1-888-326-2273

You may contact the California Association for Health Services at Home at: 1-916-541-5795

 

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