Agencies providing in-home aide services must have a written policy regarding who may serve as in-home aides.  The written policy shall include, at a minimum, the following information about who may serve as in-home aides:

(1)           aides shall be 18 years of age or older or emancipated minors; and

(2)           aides shall be persons who have demonstrated competency to perform the tasks needed by the client; and

(3)           whether or not the agency allows the hiring of relatives to serve as a client's in-home aide.  If the agency allows a relative to be a client's in-home aide, the policy must also contain the following requirements:

(a)           that the relative of the client for this purpose is either a parent, spouse, child, or sibling of the client, including step relations of the client for any of those; and

(b)           that the relative must have given up employment or the opportunity for employment in order to perform the tasks needed by the client; and

(4)           any other hiring guidelines established by the agency.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. December 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1995;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.