Monthly Archives: August 2014

Governor Christie Signs S667- requiring health care service firms to obtain accreditation within 12 months of registration.

Governor Christie has signed New Jersey bill S667.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Nellie Pou, expands the definition of health care service firms to include firms that place or arrange for the placement of personnel to provide companion services.

The bill further requires that health care services firms obtain accreditation and comply with auditing requirements. It states that a health care service firm must obtain, within 12 months of registration, accreditation from an accrediting body that is recognized by the NJ Commissioner of Human Services.

The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) is New Jersey based and the only accrediting body dedicated exclusively to New Jersey’s home care providers.  CAHC  has been setting the standards for quality home care services since 1986.  We bring in-depth knowledge of New Jersey state legislation, rules and regulations and share ongoing collaborative relationships with the State’s departments of Health, Human Services and Law and Public Safety.

Agencies can contact the Commission by calling 908-508-1200 or by clicking Request Information under the Accreditation tab to receive more information about our standards and process.