The personal information of registered home care aides in California will not be given to labor organizations upon request after the governor vetoed a bill that would have made that disclosure possible.
Aides in the state put their names and information on the registry so clients and families can make sure that aide has completed training as well as a criminal background check. Information on the registry is not made publicly available.
California Assembly Bill 1513 would have made it possible for a labor organization to request and receive the names and phone numbers, including cell phone numbers, of aides on the registry.
“I am concerned about now releasing the personal information of these home care aides, who joined the registry without knowing that their information would be disclosed as described by this bill,” Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. said in his veto message.