Learn about the state-specific licensure requirements for home health.

Home Health Licensure

States vary in their licensure requirements for home health services. Click on the links below to access resources about state-specific licensure requirements for home health.

Please note: CHAP makes no claims about the accuracy of this list and it should be considered as a reference document. Organizations are strongly encouraged to inquire with their state regulatory agency for a full description of the licensure requirements and any additional requirements the state agency may have.

 State

Home Health Agency License

Home Health Agency Certificate of Need

Alabama

No

Yes

Alaska

Yes

No

Arizona

Yes

No

Arkansas

Yes

Yes

California

Yes

No

Colorado

Yes

No

Connecticut

Yes

No

Delaware

Yes

No

District of Columbia

Yes

Yes

Florida

Yes

No

Georgia

Yes

Yes

Hawaii

Yes

Yes

Idaho

Yes

No

Illinois

Yes

No

Indiana

Yes

No

Iowa

No

No

Kansas

Yes

No

Kentucky

Yes

Yes

Louisiana

Yes

No

Maine

Yes

No

Maryland

Yes

Yes

Massachusetts

No

No

Michigan

No

No

Minnesota

Yes

No

Mississippi

Yes

Yes

Missouri

Yes

No

Montana

Yes

Yes

Nebraska

Yes

No

Nevada

Yes

No

New Hampshire

Yes

No

New Jersey

Yes(Section 8:42-2.2)

Yes (Section 8:42-2.1)

New Mexico

Yes

No

New York

Yes

Yes

North Carolina

Yes

Yes

North Dakota

Yes

No

Ohio

No

No

Oklahoma

Yes

No

Oregon

Yes

No

Pennsylvania

Yes

No

Rhode Island

Yes

Yes

South Carolina

Yes

Yes

South Dakota

No

No

Tennessee

Yes

Yes

Texas

Yes

No

Utah

Yes

No

Vermont

No

Yes

Virginia

Yes

No

Washington

Yes

Yes

West Virginia

No

Yes

Wisconsin

Yes

No

Wyoming

Yes

No