Home Health Agency (HHA) Law and Legal Definition

Home health agency (HHA) means a public or private agency or organization that offers home care services including skilled nursing services and at least one other therapeutic service in the residence of the client through physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and homemakers whom they recruit and supervise.

The following is an example of a federal statute defining the term:

The term home health agency means a public agency or private organization, or a subdivision of such an agency or organization, which is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing services and other therapeutic services and has policies, established by a group of professional personnel including one or more physicians and one or more registered professional nurses, to govern the services which it provides, and provides for supervision of such services by a physician or registered professional nurse. HHA also maintains clinical records on all patients [42 USCS § 1395x (o)].