Home Health Aides

Ruby Grantham, Manager
Laboratory and In-Home Services Unit

Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive - Mail Stop #32
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 412-4500
Florida Relay Service (TDD): (800) 955-8771
Fax: (850) 410-1511
Email HQAhomehealth@ahca.myflorida.com

Home Health Aides are not licensed or certified by the Agency for Health Care Administration or any other Florida state agency or federal agency.

Home Health Aide Fact Sheet – The fact sheet was prepared as a summary for use by individuals seeking employment with home health agencies.

Home health agency requirements for home health aides and CNAs:

Home health agencies must follow the requirements in the State Regulation Set used by surveyors for home health aides and CNAs: H 240 through 256.

Medicare and Medicaid home health agencies must also follow the requirements in the Federal Regulation Set used by surveyors for home health aides and CNAs that work as home health aides: G 202 through 232, 301 and 302.


Home health aide training or testing:

State licensed home health agencies 59A-8.0095(5), FAC Medicare and Medicaid home health agencies  42 CFR 484.36

Training at least 40 hours

Training at least 75 hours

Competency test using AHCA home health aide test for state licensed only home health agencies. Competency evaluation including observation with patient following 42 CFR 484.36(b). The AHCA test does not meet this federal regulation.

Note:  See the state rule 59A-8.0095(5) and federal regulation 42 CFR 484.36(b) for the specific requirements that must be met.

Home Health Competency Test – The test is provided upon request to licensed home health agencies. Email your request with the name, address and license number of your home health agency to HQAHOMEHEALTH@ahca.myflorida.com.