Homemaker services agencies; establishes licensure requirements. (HB554)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure of homemaker services agencies. Establishes licensure requirements for homemaker services agencies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100519D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/09/2014Assigned HWI sub: # 3
01/22/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions


spotter writes:

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth does not license, oversee, or supervise in any way 611 of the 1212 human beings in public guardianship programs like Jewish Family Service of Tidewater and Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia.

Have a complaint? Too bad, you are a victim of "private" guardianship. The overwhelming majority of these so-called "private" cases are instigated and/or funded by public social services departments, public community services boards, and hospitals. The Division for the Aging and the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board, which are supposed to oversee these programs and protect these clients, have instead demonstrated stunning creativity in manufacturing excuse after excuse as to why they can't possibly stop abuse and neglect like that perpetrated for years by the notorious Scott Schuett. Please google Scott Schuett for the details too appalling to enumerate.

You can't do manicures or cut hair without a license, background check, and complaint process, but you can call yourself a public guardianship program and make critical decisions about the life, health, and property of elderly and disabled citizens.