Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities Exempted from Movie Licensing Fees

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities no longer have to worry about paying licensing fees to show videos to residents, according to a joint announcement from the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) and LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA). The three long-term care advocacy organizations reached an agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation to exempt these facilities from video licensing fees.

While nursing homes and assisted living facilities are exempt from video licensing fees, the agreement details that communities with independent living units, apartments or other similarly defined living quarters must acquire a license based on the number of independent apartments in the community, according to the announcement. Also, any senior community or facility that has a closed circuit television system (such as an in-house channel) playing videos shall obtain a license.

AHCA/NCAL and LeadingAge also negotiated that member facilities can receive a 10 percent discount on all rates the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation has applied to senior living facilities.

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