FHCA hosted a media roundtable this week to brief reporters on the Association's legislative agenda and the issues we're working on behalf of long term care providers. Terry Russell of KR Management and Cary Smith of Adventist Care Centers took part in the event, sharing local insight about how the Association's legislative priorities will have a positive impact on nursing homes' and ALFs' ability to continue delivering high-quality care.
Discussions focused on SB 670, Nursing Home Litigation Reform, sponsored by Sen. John Thrasher (R-6), and its House companion, HB 569 by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-4). FHCA outlined the proposals in the bill, specifically the definition of "passive" investors - such as creditors, banks, property landlords, for example, not involved in the day-to-day care decisions - which could no longer be sued. Click here to read some of the initial media coverage that resulted.
To learn more about FHCA's 2014 Legislative Priorities, click here to read our Issue Briefs.