Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act Overview

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.

The Home Care Services Bureau oversees the licensing and oversight of the Home Care Organizations, the application process for the Home Care Aides, and the maintenance of the Registry. The Care Provider Management Bureau oversees the criminal background check process.

The Home Care Services Bureau is governed by Division 2, Chapter 13 of the California Health and Safety Code.


Provider Information Notices

The Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD), including the Home Care Services Bureau (HCSB), uses Provider Information Notices (PINs) to formally communicate important license-related information to licensed providers. Each PIN is catalogued numerically by year, sequential order of PIN release, and applicable program acronym.

Please click the link to view HCSB's PINs.