Fall 2017 Private Duty District Meeting
Expanded Roles for Home Health Aides?
It works in other states. As a matter of fact, in some areas of the country, home health aides have taken on greater responsibility for years now. With the demand for nurses at an all-time high, and only expected to grow, is now the time for Florida to consider allowing home health aides to take on more duties?
Join HCAF as we welcome Rachel Hammon, RN, BSN, Executive Director of the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice to discuss Texas’ expansion of allowable duties for home health aides as well as what additional services can be delegated by RNs in Texas. Rachel will share details, good and bad, about how expanding these duties has affected Texas’ home care industry. Attendees will have ample time to ask questions and provide thoughts on this topic. Additionally, HCAF Executive Director Bobby Lolley and Director of Government Affairs and Communications Kyle Simon will present the state of the industry in light of ongoing changes, as well as state industry updates, including legislative and regulatory developments.
Private Duty Members $49
Certified Members, Associate Members & Others $98
*Rates increase $10 one week prior to webinar.
Attendees will receive 1.5 continuing education units for skilled nursing, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
Meet Our Guest Speaker:
As Executive Director for the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice, Rachel works to ensure the daily operations and strategic direction of the Association at the State and National level in line with the mission and vision ratified by the TAHC&H Board of Directors that represents the membership of the association.
Rachel received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas in Austin. She has 24 years of experience in nursing with 19 years’ experience in the home health industry. During her employment with a home health agency, she served in many roles (i.e. Pediatric Case Manager, Medicare Case Manager, DON / Administrator and Corporate Director of Clinical Services), which gave her a diverse knowledge of the industry. At the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice Rachel assisted member agencies with compliance with state and federal laws (Medicare, Medicaid, OSHA, BON, etc.), served as a liaison with state and federal government officials and on the Nurse Practice Advisory Committee for the Board of Nurse Examiners. As the Executive Director, Rachel is responsible for implementing the mission of the association which is to advocate for ethical practices, quality, and economic viability of licensed providers of home and community support services in Texas. As part of that advocacy she routinely works with legislators and state agency staff on legislation and policy that affects the home care industry.
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