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Please support the Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act of 2021
In August of 2021, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Bob Casey (D-PA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act of 2021 (bill S.2694). This legislation would increase transparency, accountability, and oversight in nursing homes, improve staffing, and support innovation in the structure and culture of these facilities.
A companion bill, H.R.5169, was introduced in the House of Representatives on September 3, 2021 by Representative Richard Neal (D-MA).
To support the Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act,
please write to your Senators in support of bill S.2694 and to your Representatives in support of companion bill H.R.5169.
Learn more about the Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act of 2021 by clicking on the following links:
the legislative text
section-by-section summary of the bill
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