AHCA/NCAL Urges Congress to Remove Unfunded 24-Hour RN Requirement in Build Back Better Act

November 4, 2021

A new provision in the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) would require nursing homes to have a registered nurse (RN) on-staff at all times. AHCA/NCAL supports having a 24-hour RN on staff, but without funding and coordinated efforts to attract more caregivers to the profession, the provision will further limit access to care. 

Lawmakers should remove this provision from the reconciliation package and give this matter the thorough consideration it deserves

Clif Porter, AHCA/NCAL Senior Vice President for Government Relations