Georgia healthcare advocates oppose federal nursing home mandate

November 15, 2023

The White House announced plans to impose federal mandates for nursing homes.

President Joe Biden pledged in his State of the Union address, that his administration would “protect seniors’ lives and life savings by cracking down on nursing homes that commit fraud, endanger patient safety or prescribe drugs they don’t need.”

This press release outlines the exact mandate, including a minimum number of nursing aids, a registered nurse on-site 24/7, and daily requirements to spend time with each patient.

Nursing home staff and hospitals here in Georgia said this mandate is impossible to meet.

Read the full story from Atlanta News First here.