Published: November 2017

Do not delay or revise 2016 nursing home protections

Consumer Action joined the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) and many other organizations to decry revisions and delays to 2016 rules for nursing homes.

Consumer Action joined the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) and many other organizations in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decrying revisions and delays to 2016 rules for nursing homes. Such actions taken by the new administration threaten the well-being and safety of frail, vulnerable residents of long-term care facilities. The groups noted that the recently revised rules have been years in the making and urged the agenicies to retain and enforce the regulations as planned. The orginial rules included, among other requirements improved staff training and protections against abuse, neglect and exploitation and stronger protections against evictions. 

Lead Organization

Consumer Voice

Other Organizations

AARP
| Alliance for Retired Americans
| Alzheimer's Association
| American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) | Caring Across Generations
| Center for Medicare Advocacy
| Community Catalyst
| Consumer Action
| Justice in Aging
| Medicare Rights Center
| National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
| National Association of Consumer Advocates |
National Association of Local Long Term Care Ombudsmen
| National Association of Social Workers
| National Association of State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs | National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
| National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
| National Disability Rights Network
| National Partnership for Women & Families
| National Silver Haired Congress
| PHI
| Public Citizen
| Service Employees International Union

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Do not delay or revise 2016 nursing home protections   (Retain-Implement NH Rules-CMS Letter-SignOns.pdf)

 

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