NYLPI Co-Signs Letter in Response to Minimum Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes

September 25, 2022

Disability Justice, News

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In a letter to the New York State Department of Health, NYLPI, disability justice advocates, and public health and legal organizations commented on the importance of minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes.

“Too many facilities fail to maintain the staff necessary to meet the needs of their current residents, and have even accepted new admissions when they are unable to meet the needs of their current residents. Without adequate penalties, these heartbreaking tragedies will repeat themselves unnecessarily… As stated under the regulatory impact statement, the legislative objective of PHL section 2895-b is to ensure safe and appropriate levels of nurse staffing in nursing homes…”

The letter goes on to highlight all the reasons why the Department needs to make changes to its nursing home staffing regulations, aiming to address the quality of care of nursing home residents.

Read the full letter on our website.

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