Licensure Applicant Training

Licensure is required for any operating North Carolina Home Care Agency and is issued by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Registry. To understand the licensure process, please read the information posted at each link below.

DHSR Licensure Information - Establishing a Home Care Agency 
DHSR Home Care and Hospice Licensure Survey Checklist 
Preparing for Home Care Licensure Training 
Frequently Asked Questions

Licensure Applicant classes taught by the Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC offer nurse contact hours for nurses attending the entire class. The Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurse's Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Association Membership

It is important for agencies to become members of their state Association to receive regulatory and legislative updates, as well as education to advance your business, member discounts from trusted vendors, and advocacy at the state and federal levels. AHHC has 45 years of experience in leading and advocating for home care and our experienced staff have more than 185 years of combined expertise. Upon completion of licensure applicant training and obtaining your agency's license, you will receive a 3-month membership trial.

Instructor: Kathie Smith, RN, Vice President of State Relations, Home & Community Based Care for the Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC

Ms. Smith has extensive experience in Medicare and Medicaid home health compliance and regulatory requirements. Mrs. Smith is certified in integrated chronic disease management, is a master training in Coaching Supervision and serves on the North Carolina management team for the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) grant which has developed Home Care Specialty training for NC aides. Mrs. Smith served on the NC Better Jobs Better Care partner team that developed the NC New Organizational Vision Award (NC NOVA), a workforce development program for direct care workers. Ms. Smith serves on numerous NC Department of Health and Human Services Regulatory committees and served on the NC Institute of Medicine committee regarding NC's implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Smith is a frequent state and national speaker on topics related to Home Care Licensing rules, regulations, laws, and payer source policies.


Fees

$625 per agency

  • Covers 2 agency representatives
  • One of the attendees must be the agency owner 

$725 per agency

  • Covers 2 agency representatives
  • PLUS Two 15-min consultative calls
  • One of the attendees must be the agency owner 

$300 per additional representative

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Upcoming Dates:
September 28, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 29, 2017

Payments must be made online via credit card at the time of registration OR via check mailed in with the registration form below.
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MORATORIUM ON HOME CARE AGENCY LICENSES FOR IN‑HOME AIDE SERVICES 

SECTION 12G.1.(a)  Section 12G.4(a) of S.L. 2014‑100 reads as rewritten:

"SECTION 12G.4.(a)  For the period commencing on the effective date of this section, and ending  June 30, 2019, and notwithstanding the provisions of the Home Care Agency Licensure Act set forth in Part 3 of Article 6 of Chapter 131E of the General Statutes or any rules adopted pursuant to that Part, the Department of Health and Human Services shall not issue any licenses for home care agencies as defined in G.S. 131E‑136(2) that intend to offer in‑home aide services. This prohibition does not apply to companion, sitter, or respite services and shall not restrict the Department from doing any of the following:
(1) Issuing a license to a certified home health agency as defined in G.S. 131E‑176(12) that intends to offer in‑home aide services.
(2) Issuing a license to an agency that needs a new license for an existing home care agency being acquired.
(3) Issuing a license for a new home care agency in any area of the State upon a determination by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services that increased access to care is necessary in that area." 

SECTION 12G.1.(b)  This section is effective when it becomes law.