All AIHCO member organizations must be licensed as a Nursing Referral Services Agency in the state of Maryland with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality.

  1. Members shall be in good standing in the business community.
  2. Members shall follow ethical business practices.
  3. Members shall conduct on-premise interviews of all qualified caregivers.
  4. Members shall require that caregivers provide the following information during the screening process:
    • Appropriate licensing or certification
    • Driver’s license or state identification card
    • Proof of work authorization (i.e. Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, work permit, etc.)
    • Health certification
    • Criminal background check
    • Employment and character references
    • Employment background verification
    • Current CPR, if applicable
  5. Members shall require all caregivers to have had previous home care experience
  6. Members shall verify all caregivers' certification and licensure.