Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Support H.R. 4468, the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act

Please reach out to your Representatives to encourage them to co-sponsor H.R. 4468, the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3) and Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS-4), will help address the critical shortage of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) by ensuring that CNAs have access to the quality training that they need.

As you may know, nursing home facilities that face $10,843 or more in civil monetary penalties (CMPs) are subject to the revocation of their training program and are unable to create a new program for a mandatory two-year period. This new legislation will allow nursing facilities to resume their in-house education programs once deficiencies are identified and remedied, while also providing additional oversight of facilities that are under a period of disapproval for a maximum of two years.

Contact your members of Congress today and tell them to co-sponsor this bipartisan legislation that will greatly help those facilities who rely on CNA trainings to provide quality care to their residents.

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