Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release:
Sean Duffy, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today introduced legislation to change the mandatory Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training lockout for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), and instead allow the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to impose a lockout based on a substandard quality of care. The legislation will allow quality nursing homes to continue training new qualified nurses, while encouraging underperforming nursing homes to quickly come into compliance with the law.
"As more Wisconsinites reach retirement age and live longer lives, it's more important than ever that Skilled Nursing Facilities are able to educate and sponsor new Certified Nursing Assistants to meet increased labor demands," said
Congressman Duffy. "This need is especially important in rural America, where SNFs are often major employers. I'm proud to introduce legislation to eliminate another layer of Washington red tape that prevents Wisconsin seniors from receiving the highest quality of care from well-trained medical professionals."
You can read the full press release here.