Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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

Angela Sargent

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. There are currently 13 co-sponsors.

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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