Are there exceptions to the rules?

No permit is required for those licensed through the State, such as RNs, LVNs, Licensed Therapists (LPT, OTR), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Registered Home Care Aides, and other similar designations that require fingerprinting. Caregivers providing services through In-Home Support Services (IHSS) do not need a permit unless the caregiver is also providing care to an individual(s) who is not receiving IHSS. 

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Are there exceptions to the rules?
3. Do employees of caregiver agencies have permits?
4. Are family members included?
5. How much does it cost?
6. Where do I apply?
7. Where can I get the TB test?
8. Why do I need this?
9. What if I want to hire someone who doesn’t pass the background check?
10. Do I have to apply in person?
11. How long does it take to get a permit?
12. What do I do if someone I know needs one and doesn’t have one?
13. What are the potential consequences of not having a permit?