Take Action: Help Us Stop CNA Training Lockout

Tell Your Members Of Congress To Cosponsor H.R. 6986 and End the Mandatory Certified Nursing Assistant Training Lock-out

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 House of Representatives that 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.

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!

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