While still one of the more economically challenged states in the nation, Alabama has a number of important cities and economic centers. Alabama has a moderate number of business licenses and permits regulating a number of industries. However, Alabama's cities and counties also play a significant role in state business license and permit issuance.
In Alabama, home Health Agencies provide medical care to patients in their homes. Services typically include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. In many states, home hospice care falls under home health licensing. Like medical facilities, states heavily regulate home health agencies and require licenses. In some cases, county and city licenses also apply, particularly to the disposal of medical waste.