New Federal Rule Sets Staffing Standards for U.S. Nursing Homes to Improve Care and Safety


The U.S. has introduced a federal rule setting minimum staffing ratios for nursing homes, as announced by Vice President Kamala Harris. This mandate requires sufficient staffing levels to address resident care and safety, highlighted by over 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in such facilities during the pandemic's first two years. The regulation stipulates nearly 3.5 hours of care per resident daily and continuous registered nurse coverage.

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Denson Natividad
May 2, 2024

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