Missouri Coalition for Quality Care supports this legislation and we encourage you to contact your local representative asking them to support this legislation.
H.R. 5373: Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act. Bill introduced in the US House by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Bill was introduced July 31, 2014.
This bill would require all nursing homes receiving Medicare and/or Medicaid reimbursement to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty twenty four (24) hours per day, seven days a week.Under current federal law, nursing homes are only required to have a RN eight (8) hours each day regardless of the facility size, no matter how many residents they have or how sick they are.Please contact your Representative concerning this proposed pending legislation. Links for House and Senate are below to help find your Representative.
US House of Representatives at; http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
US Senate at; http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
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