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100 legislators recently joined the fray regarding CMS's proposed minimum staffing standards with a letter of support to rule including a minimum percentage of direct care and ownership transparency and even requesting strengthening the proposal.

Until this letter (and the one I posted from the California Association of Long-term Care Medication), I haven't noticed much discussion of a ratio of time being spent on direct care and strengthening ownership transparency.

On our website are some stored files (so they don't get lost elsewhere on the web) that you can read at your leisure:

  • Letter coordinated by Lloyd Doggett of Texas and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, signed by 100 legislators who are supporting a stronger proposed rule for staffing standards, a care ratio, and ownership transparency. Read HERE

  • Letter coordinated by Greg Pence of Indiana, signed by over 90 legislators in opposition to minimum staffing. Read HERE

  • Letter from Jason Smith, Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chair, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce and Mike Crapo Ranking Member Senate Committee on Finance in opposition. Read HERE

  • Letter from 15 state governors in opposition to minimum staffing. Read HERE

COMMENTS are closed on the CMS website but with over 45,000 of them, it will take some time for them to read them all. That gives US - the families, residents, consumers - time to make sure our legislators know our thoughts.

We are Texas Caregivers for Compromise and we are #notgoingaway

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