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Consumer Voice Applauds New Protections for Nursing Home Residents in House-passed Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act which includes the most significant increase in protections for nursing home residents in decades.  

Consumer Voice applauds this critical step and calls on the Senate to include these essential provisions in its version of the Build Back Better Act.

The provisions included in the House version would:

  • Require nursing homes to have a registered nurse on staff 24 hours per day;
  • Result in a study of staffing in nursing homes and the implementation of a federal minimum staffing standard;
  • Increase oversight and enforcement in nursing homes;
  • Require increased scrutiny of data submitted to the federal government by nursing homes; and
  • Result in more accountability for how nursing homes spend billions of taxpayer dollars they receive each year. 


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