Private Care Association Representing Caregiver Registries Home

Mission Statement & Code of Ethics

Since 1977, the PCA's mission has been to support the consumer - directed model of care, which emphasizes the consumer's choice and the rights of caregivers who serve those consumers.

Code of Ethics

At the PCA, every PCA member company subscribes to a simple and straightforward commitment to the Association, the member's clients and the industry at large. We expect members to abide by this Code of Ethics and we expect all members' business dealings, and the provision of care delivered under the auspices of our members' companies, to be closely aligned with them:

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We will strive to maintain the integrity and quality control of our industry.
bullet point We will promote those activities that are primarily consumer-oriented.
bullet point We will advocate quality health care services with a secondary emphasis on cost effectiveness.
bullet point We will only refer caregivers who have first successfully completed our registry's background-screening and credential-verification protocol, even if applicable state law might permit a referral first and a background check within a period of time following the referral.
bullet point We will strive to educate and work in conjunction with those in government in order to assist them in making effective decisions governing our Industry.