New York licensing

We have a prospective franchisee interested in opening in NY. This will be our first venture in to the Empire State so state regs are not familiar. If you know, would you please explain the time involved in obtaining a license? Any quirks we need to be aware of?

Thanks,

Bill


Bill Archinal
Franchise Business Consultant
Caring Senior Service
O 210.757.4650 ext. 103
C 806.681.8942


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  • Great question, Bill … New York State can be difficult. For a while there
    was a moratorium on new licenses. Then HCAOA and some of the other
    franchisors went up and met with the people in NY state government and
    worked out a way for new franchises to get licenses.



    I’d suggest you contact the folks at the New York State Association of
    Health Care Providers … https://www.nyshcp.org/



    This is the association that represents the LHCSA’s – Licenses Home Care
    Service Agencies. This association is well connected and they can answer
    your questions.



    Best regards ,





    *Stephen*



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  • I knew I could count on you Stephen, thanks!

    Bill Archinal
    Franchise Business Consultant
    Caring Senior Service
    O 210.757.4650 ext. 103
    C 806.681.8942


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  • Bill,

    Current anticipated time to receive a license in NY is two(2) years!! Yes, I know…arrgh! And this with a $2000 application fee. If you call licensing in Albany, you will get a vague response to the “how long” question, because, quite honestly, I think no one really knows, and no one certainly wants to commit to a time frame.. However, recently I had a client that I assisted with licensure and they got an initial response back with minor additions after a “completion” review within 9-10 months and then……we wait again.

    My understanding is that this is in response to a moratorium they placed on licensure a couple of years ago in response to the backlog the state found itself in processing applications. Apparently, the first stage of licensure is now caught up, but has created a back-log on the next stage of approval for temporary license assignment .

    A couple of things to keep in mind:

    · A license is not required to provide companion services in NY

    · However, nursing services must be provided(directly) for supervision of a HHA or PCA. So you will need to indicate a nurse supervisor on the application.

    · An owner operator of the home care agency MUST have health care experience. This can include documented community or volunteer work.

    · A well written quality assurance in accordance with 766.9k of 10NYCRR must be submitted with an application. They really want you to follow the guidelines with this reg.

    · They will also want a written account of potential referral sources that includes specific names of hospitals and facilities in the applicants proposed service area. Even though you are not currently licensed and therefore cannot solicit these cases. They will not evaluate the application without this info.

    · And they are most happy to accept your check for $2000 ☺

    Hope you find this helpful!

    Lori Moshier
    Novaetus, Inc
    43000 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ste.202
    Novi, MI 48375
    P: 248.344.7572
    F: 248.479.0308

    Just a few random thought to share!
  • Thanks very much Lori! That’s a great answer, probably not what I want to hear but still a great answer.

    Bill

    Bill Archinal
    Franchise Business Consultant
    Caring Senior Service
    O 210.757.4650 ext. 103
    C 806.681.8942


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