What is House Bill 2661-8?  This bill establishes regulations for Referral and Placement Agencies.

What does it do?  Following is direct content from the Bill:

"The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor’s brief statement of the essential features of the measure.

Requires long term care referral provider to be registered with Department of Human Services.

Imposes certain requirements on long term care referral providers.

Makes long term care referral provider mandatory reporter of elder abuse. Makes violation of certain provisions unfair trade practice.

Declares emergency, effective on passage."

What does it all mean?  In a nutshell, HB-2661-8 requires all referral agencies to have state certification, provide verification of training and submit to background checks.  This bill protects you and ensures you have a reputable agency helping you and your family.

For more information, see http://osraa.com/regulation-referral-placement-agencies/