H.B. 1597: Requiring Registration of Personal Care Residences
H.B. 1597, P.N. 2003 (WALKO) – This bill would enact the Personal Care Resident Registration Act.
This bill would require any personal care residence, defined as a private residence providing care to 3 or less care-dependent persons who are not related to the owner, excluding domiciliary care, to register annually with the Department of Public Welfare. Initial registration would include background checks of all non-care-dependent adults in the residence. This information would be made available to care-dependent persons (or their representatives) living in the residence or considering moving to the residence. This bill would also authorize the Department of Public Works to inspect the residence.