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Oppose Efforts to Rollback and Delay the Nursing Home Rules; Sign a Letter to CMS!

October 31, 2017

Since their release in October 2016, there have been multiple efforts to undermine, repeal, and delay the recently revised federal nursing home regulations – the requirements of participation.  These efforts continue to gain momentum.  The rules provide important new protections for residents and need to be preserved.  Support and protect residents by signing onto a Consumer Voice letter urging CMS to retain the requirements and implement them without delay.

To sign on, click here if you represent a group/organization/program.  Click here if you are an individual.  Sign-ons are due by November 15.

These updated, stronger regulations include a greater focus on person-centered care; improved protections against abuse, neglect and exploitation; improved staff training; notice to the ombudsman of proposed transfers/discharges; required infection prevention, and much more.  Residents should not have to wait any longer for these – and other – rights and protections.  With increasing needs of residents, and continued documentation of poor care in too many facilities, timely implementation of these regulations is needed now.

To learn more about the regulations and efforts to weaken or eliminate the standards, click here.

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