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Surrounding States ‘Warily Eyeing’ California’s Evolving Hospice Laws, Hospice News

Friday, February 3, 2023

Partner Howard Young spoke to Hospice News about the effects of California’s new hospice law, which among other things, puts a temporary hold on the issuance of new hospice provider licenses as the California Department of Public Health puts emergency regulations in place. Howard noted that hospices in other states—including Texas, Arizona, and Nevada—will keep an eye on what is happening in California.

“There’s some history in the post-acute and home health care areas for putting moratoriums on licensures in place when concerns grew about the flipping of agency ownership,” Howard said.

“We’ll see how it plays out, but California is taking bold action in the hospice arena, and could be a sort of leader from a legislative perspective in these efforts.”

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