Nursing Home Reform Bills Head to Desk of New York Governor

March 3, 2021, 10:41 PM

The New York Assembly passed a package of nursing home-related bills Wednesday, aiming to increase transparency of facility violations, require quality assurance, and study long-term care facilities in the state.

The measures, passed by the state Senate on Feb. 22, were the result of legislative hearings conducted over the past few months in an effort to codify lessons learned throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

“This health care crisis has laid bare the deficiencies in our nursing homes and we must do better for these residents and their families,” Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D) said in an emailed statement.

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