Licensed Health Aides 
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Licensed Health Aides

As of April 1, 2022, parents, guardians and family members of Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) members who are under age 21 may be employed as a licensed health aide (LHA) and provide nursing-related services to their qualifying relative.

To qualify to provide, or assist in providing, health care services to a member under age 21 who is enrolled in the ALTCS, Developmental Disabilities (ALTCS-DD) or Elderly and Physical Disabilities (ALTCS EPD) programs, an LHA must be licensed by the State Board of Nursing and services must be provided through a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency.

Additionally, the member receiving services must be eligible to receive private duty nursing or skilled nursing respite care services, consistent with their plan of care.

Learn more about LHA licensure, services, qualifications, and requirements in the resources linked below. Send questions to AHCCCS at

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