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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: June 17, 2020 03:32 PM
From: Representative Anthony M. DeLuca
To: All House members
Subject: Increasing Inspections and Direct Care Hours in Long-term Care Nursing Facilities
Residents of long-term care nursing facilities deserve to receive high-quality care. Unfortunately, too often we hear reports of a facility that fails to meet this basic expectation - meaning loved ones are not receiving the care they deserve.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed several opportunities to improve Pennsylvania’s health care system and provide better patient outcomes to residents of long-term care nursing facilities. I will be introducing legislation to take advantage of two such opportunities, which are to require additional inspections of those facilities, and to increase the number of direct care hours that a facility resident receives.  

By incorporating these two small changes into our health care landscape we will better protect patients in the COVID-19 era and beyond. Please join me in supporting a better long-term health care system by supporting this legislation.  

Introduced as HB2769