Home Care Licensing Commission

The purpose of the Home Care Licensing Commission is to study and make recommendations to establish a statewide licensing process for home care agencies in the Commonwealth.

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67 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

About Us

Established in Outside Section 97 of the FY21 Budget, the Home Care Licensing Commission will study current licensure, reporting, and oversight requirements across the long-term care services industry and support systems and other relevant state agencies, including the provider monitoring conducted by the aging services access points; home care agency licensure requirements in other states; processes for implementing a statewide home care agency licensure process; and current licensure processes in the health care industry in Massachusetts and make recommendations on strategies to implement a statewide home care agency licensure process; licensure, reporting and oversight requirements for the home care agencies; the standards for the issuance of a provisional license; ensuring recommendations for home care agency licensure process will align with state oversight process already in place through the aging services access points, the home care worker registry and the nurse aide registry; and any other matters pertaining to licensing home care agencies.

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Commission members

  • Department of Public Health

    Margret Cooke, JD

  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs

    Elizabeth Chen, PhD, MBA, MPH 

    Secretary of Elder Affairs

  • Department of Public Health

    Lauren Peters


  • Masshealth

    Whitney Moyer

    Chief of Long-Term Services & Supports

  • State Senate

    Patricia D. Jehlen


  • State Legislature

    Thomas M. Stanley


  • Home Care Aide Council

    Julie Watt Faqir

  • Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts

    Patricia Kelleher

  • MASS Home Care

    Lisa Gurgone

  • Massachusetts AFL-CIO

    Tim Foley

  • Elara Caring

    Lesley Nolan

  • O'Connell Care at Home

    Danielle Lord

  • Consumer of Home Care Services

    Stephen DiGiacomo

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