Home Care Associations Sue Over “Unconstitutional” Caregiver Registry Law
Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:18 PM
The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) are suing the state of California. Recently, California put forth a policy that allows labor unions to access caregiver’s personal information for them to try to organize.
“We have no general concern with the fact that we have organizing laws in this country that allow for unions to organize,” Phil Bongiorno, Executive Director of HCAOA, told Home Health Care News. “However, going about it in this manner is something we have a concern with: usurping the federal law and developing a process that doesn’t protect caregiver privacy.”
Home health caregivers are automatically included in the caregiver registry, they can only opt-out by filling out a form. This gives unions the opportunity to solicit them to try to organize a union.
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