Certification and Licensure
Hawaii Certification and Licensure division of Community Ties of America, Inc.,
serves as the primary regulatory reviewer of Community Care Foster Family
Homes, Case Management Agencies, Nurse Aide Training Programs and
Adult Day Care Centers for the State of
Hawaii Department of Human Services, Social Service Division.
Community Ties of America,
Inc.'s mission is prevention of premature institutionalization while
ensuring providers meet all minimum Sate of Hawaii requirements to
Care Foster Family Homes
Foster family homes serve the aged and disabled by
providing housing, supervision, direct care, and management of the
resident's non-medical and medical service needs for individuals enrolled in the
program through Medicaid and their health plan.
Certification as a foster family
home requires, at minimum, that the primary caregiver be a Nurse
Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse, or a
Registered Nurse, and be at least 21 years of age with experience in
serving the aged and disabled.
To be certified as a foster family home the caregivers and home
must fulfill approximately 140 criteria in the areas of:
and Staffing, b) Background Checks, c) Physical
Environment, d) Fire Safety, e) Medication and Nutrition, f) Quality
Assurance, g) Client Rights, h) Client Account, i) Insurance
Requirements, j) Fiscal Requirements, k) Reporting Requirements, and
CCFFH Home Links:
Care Case Management Agencies
Case management agencies serve the aged and disabled living in
various settings. To be licensed as a case
management agency to serve CCFFH individuals each organization must
meet approximately 150
criteria in the areas of: a) Service Coordination, b) Service
Monitoring, c) Service Planning, d) Reassessment, e) Reduction and
Termination of Services, f) Grievance and Appeal, g) Records, h)
Fiscal Requirements, i) Insurance Requirements, j) Quality
Assurance, k) Reporting Changes, l) Administrative Requirements, m)
Background Checks, and n) Personnel.
Case Management Agency Links:
Adult Day Care Centers
CTA certifies and re-certifies the Adult Day Care Centers in Hawaii
for which there are 37 currently. We implement the licensing
requirements of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) 346-83 and Hawaii
Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 17-1424 and any revised rules.
Each adult day care center, statewide, is to be reviewed on an
annual basis following the requirements set forth in the rules.
Nurse Aide Training Programs
In July 2009, the Med-Quest Division of the Department of Human
Services transferred responsibility for certifying the training
programs to the Social Services Division under the existing rules
and procedures for the Med-Quest Division.
CTA Reviews all NATP's (Nurse
Aide Training Program) statewide to ensure programs are meeting the
minimum State of Hawaii requirements in the rules and regulations.
The three primary elements in
these regulations require: 1) curriculum approval, 2) instructor
qualification approval, and 3) observation of the instructor in the
classroom environment, simulated environment, and actual long-term
care facility environment.
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