Del. bill would change at-home aid laws


DELAWARE – Lawmakers are one step closer to getting a bipartisan piece of legislation regarding at home care passed in the General Assembly.

It’s Senate bill 27 otherwise known as the Share the Care Act. Legislators say it will allow at home aids the ability to provide medications to family members, something that’s currently against the law in the First State.

Senator Ernesto Lopez tells 47 ABC that this is one the best pieces of legislation to come through Legislative Hall in 2019.

“So that open line of communication, that clarity this legislation now gives, it’s something that’s so important for families dealing with individuals with significant health care issues, but who require a need of nurses and outside help in order to keep their family members in good health,” explains Sen. Lopez.

The bill also includes provisions that would provide direct-care workers with proper training from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.


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