On June 30, Congressmembers Claudia Tenney and John Larson introduced H.R. 3733, a bipartisan bill that would guarantee nursing home residents’ right to critical in-person support from up to two essential caregivers, even during a pandemic. The essential caregivers are designated by the resident or the resident’s representative and would have up to 12 hours of access to the resident each day. If the bill becomes law, it would be a powerful rebuke to CMS and the states that adopted and maintained dangerous and overreaching bans on visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. CANHR encourages everyone to contact their Congressmember and urge them to support H.R. 3733.
Call your Congressmember today in support of this important piece of legislation.
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