Home Care Services
Home Care Services Bureau (HCSB)
The Home Care Services Bureau (HCSB) is responsible for licensing Home Care Organizations including processing applications, receiving and responding to complaints and conducting unannounced visits to ensure compliance. HCSB is also responsible for the Home Care Aide application process and maintenance of the Home Care Aide Registry. California law established the Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act which, as of January 2016, requires Home Care Organizations to be licensed and creates a public online registry for Home Care Aides who have been background checked. This law is intended to promote consumer protection for elderly and disabled individuals who hire private aides to come into their homes and provide assistance with activities of daily living.
Guardian is now live!
Please visit the Guardian webpage and the appropriate blue boxes on the webpage for more information, training resources and links to the system.
If you have any questions regarding Guardian, please contact CDSS at firstname.lastname@example.org