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Advocacy in Action

Posted By Jennifer Gill, Thursday, October 4, 2018
Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2018


October 4, 2018

 

Tell Your Members Of Congress To Cosponsor The Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act (H.R. 6986)

The Issue

Right now, nursing homes that are assessed penalties above a certain level automatically lose their authority to train certified nursing assistants (CNAs) for 2 years. This “CNA Training Lockout” runs counter to a nursing home’s ability to provide the highest quality of care.

The Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act (H.R. 6986) has just been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would end the mandatory CNA training lockout. Rather than this arbitrary 2-year penalty, CMS and the states would have the discretion to impose a lockout under certain conditions; and any lockout imposed would end once the deficiencies citied are corrected.

By allowing nursing homes to regain their nursing assistant training authority as soon as deficiencies have been corrected, this new legislation will facilitate quality improvement in our nation’s nursing homes. Now is the time to use your voice and help us build momentum for this new legislation.

Contact your legislators NOW!

How You Can Help

Email your lawmakers TODAY!
Forward this action alert to your network.

Steps for Sending an Email:

Visit this action alert information page and follow the instructions to email your senator/representative.

 

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