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Advocacy and Public Policy News

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Recently Signed Bills Include New Requirements for Nursing Homes

Two new laws require public disclosure of certain facility characteristics and actions.

October 19, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Help Us Engage Family Members in Nursing Home Advocacy Effort

LeadingAge NY is partnering with a new group of nursing home resident family members, the Nursing Home Families of New York, in advocating for increased wages for nursing home direct care staff, to be funded in full through an increase in Medicaid reimbursement.

October 18, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Urge Congress: Don’t Leave Older Adults Out of Infrastructure

Congress is negotiating a $3.5 trillion infrastructure investment package. Members must take action NOW to ensure that the Build Back Better Act includes key funding for our aging services infrastructure.

October 12, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

LeadingAge NY Testifies Before PHHPC on Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Regulations

Last week, LeadingAge NY's Karen Lipson offered testimony at a Public Health and Health Planning Council meeting that was largely focused on DOH's proposed regulations for the “70/40” direct care minimum spending measure and the minimum nurse staffing hours measure for nursing homes.

October 12, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Staff Announcements

With the departure of Ami Schnauber, LeadingAge NY President and CEO Jim Clyne has promoted two staff members to take on new responsibilities.

October 12, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Request for Member Input: 2022 Advocacy and Public Policy Priorities

LeadingAge NY is seeking member input as we compile our 2022 Advocacy and Public Policy priorities.

October 12, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

LeadingAge NY Offers Comments on Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Regulations

In a letter to PHHPC, LeadingAge NY offers comments on two proposed regulations: (i) the addition of section 415.34, requiring nursing homes to spend a specified percentage of their operating revenue on resident care; and (ii) the amendment to sections 415.2 and 415.3 imposing minimum nursing hours per day requirements in nursing homes.

 

October 7, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Governor Appoints Dr. Mary Bassett as New Commissioner of Health

A New York City native, Dr. Bassett served as the Commissioner of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2014 to 2018.

October 5, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

DOH Commissioner Announces Resignation; Executive Chamber Announces Appointments While Search for New Health Commissioner Continues

Dr. Howard Zucker has served as Health Commissioner since 2013 and will continue in the role until a replacement is announced.

September 28, 2021

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Staff Change

After more than 14 years at LeadingAge NY, Ami Schnauber is saying farewell on Oct. 1st. Ami has accepted a position with HealthPRO Heritage, a national health care solutions partner that provides therapy, wellness, and consulting services for organizations at every level of the care continuum.

September 28, 2021
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