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Act 128 of 2022 - Registration of Temporary Health Care Services Agencies

Act 128 of 2022 requires that temporary health care services agencies register annually with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

What is a temporary health care services agency?

Under the statute, a temporary health care services agency provides temporary health care personnel (RNs, LPNs, nurse aides or direct care staff) to long-term care nursing facilities, personal care homes, or assisted living residences. "Direct care staff" is defined as "a staff person who directly assists residents with activities of daily living, and instrumental activities of daily living and provides services or is otherwise responsible for the health, safety and well-being of the residents."

How does an agency register with the Department of Health?

The Department of Health is in the process of implementing the statute and establishing a registration system, including setting official compliance dates. Check this page for updates.

What is the cost of registration?

Under the statute, the annual registration fee is $500. The Department may increase the fee in regulation.

Questions?

Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at dh-qatempagency@pa.gov.