Congress has just re-introduced The Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act (H.R. 1265) and we need your help to get it passed!
Right now, nursing homes that are assessed penalties above a certain dollar 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. 1265) would end this mandatory lockout, instead leaving it as a discretionary penalty available to survey agencies. In addition, nursing homes subject to a lockout would regain their authority to train CNAs once the deficiencies for which they were cited are corrected.
Now is the time to use your voice and help us build momentum for this legislation.
Contact your legislators NOW!