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Consumer Voice and Other Advocates Release Statement Opposing Immunity for Long-Term Care Facilities During COVID-19

September 15, 2020

Consumer Voice, along with a coalition of other advocates, released a statement opposing Safe to Work Act provisions.  The bill would allow nursing homes to avoid accountability for their negligent care that harms or kills residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 70,000 residents of long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, countless others have suffered from months of neglect and inadequate care.  Most of these deaths could have been prevented. Now, after tens of thousands of Americans have paid with their lives, the Safe to Work Act will ensure the industry faces no repercussions. Rather than focusing on removing essential protections from nursing home residents, Congress should pass legislation that prevents further devastation in nursing homes.

Read the full statement.

You can also read our issue brief on immunity, and why it would be devastating for nursing home residents.  We will continue to monitor any developments around immunity for nursing homes and update you when we have more information.

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