On October 3, 2018 LeadingAge PA reported that The Senior Independent Living Facility Privacy Act (HB 2291) made progress thanks to our advocacy!
In Pennsylvania, bills must be considered three times prior to passage and on Monday, Oct. 1, HB 2291 received second consideration. There are not many days left on the legislative calendar, but LeadingAge PA is hopeful that HB 2291 will receive third consideration and final passage in the House yet this session. LeadingAge PA is requesting that we keep up our advocacy to get the bill past the finish line in the House.
In addition continue to urge your senator to sign on to SCO 1590 to co-sponsor The Independent Senior Living Facility Privacy Act protecting the rights and privacy of seniors to age in place which would be a companion bill to HB 2291.
LeadingAge PA is requesting additional advocacy from PARCR to ask our Congressional Representatives to Cosponsor the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act (H.R. 6986)
Right now, nursing homes that are assessed penalties above a certain level automatically lose their authority to train nursing assistants (CNAs) for two 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 two-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 cited are corrected.
We can use our voices and help LeadingAge build momentum for this new legislation! We can contact our own legislator now.