Notwithstanding Section 5307.1, on or before July 1, 2013, the administrative director shall adopt, after public hearings, a schedule for payment of home health care services provided in accordance with Section 4600 that are not covered by a Medicare fee schedule and are not otherwise covered by the official medical fee schedule adopted pursuant to Section 5307.1. The schedule shall set forth fees and requirements for service providers, and shall be based on the maximum service hours and fees as set forth in regulations adopted pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 12300) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. No fees shall be provided for any services, including any services provided by a member of the employee's household, to the extent the services had been regularly performed in the same manner and to the same degree prior to the date of injury. If appropriate, an attorney's fee for recovery of home health care fees under this section may be awarded in accordance with Section 4906 and any applicable rules or regulations.
(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 363, Sec. 76.)