License Requirements for Home Care in Oklahoma

OPHC1HOME CARE ACT  TITLE 63 OF THE OKLAHOMA STATUTES

 

§63-1-1962. Licenses required – Exemptions

Paragraph B 6. No licensed health care facility, licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, or state agency employee acting in the performance of his or her duties shall refer a client for personal care services as defined in paragraph 8 of Section 1-1961 of this title or for companion or sitter services as defined in paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 1-1972 of this title, except to an agency licensed to provide such services. For purposes of this subsection, “licensed health care facility” shall include acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, residential care homes, home care agencies, adult day care centers and hospice agencies.

 

§63-1-1972. Regulation of Agencies Providing Companion and Sitter Services – Investigations – Penalties

 Paragraph E. It shall be unlawful for any agency not licensed in accordance with the Home Care Act to advertise or otherwise offer personal care, companion or sitter services, home care services, to use the title “home care agency”, “home health agency”, or “senior care agency”, or to provide personal care, companion or sitter services, or home care services. Such action shall be subject to equitable relief in accordance with Section 1-1967 of this title.