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⭒ New Developments

Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

On August 11, Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Bob Casey, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and several other senators introduced the Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act of 2021. The bill aims to increase transparency, accountability and oversight in nursing homes, improve staffing and support innovation in the structure and culture of nursing homes. Among its many provisions, it would require updated staffing studies to be conducted and used to set minimum staffing requirements, mandate a registered nurse to be present 24 hours a day, and ban use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes and related settings.

CANHR supports this important legislation. You can learn more about it by reading the legislative text, a bill summary, and a section-by-section summary of the bill.