Tell Congress to Pass Legislation Ending the Mandatory Certified Nursing Assistant Training Lockout
Quality nursing home care the public can trust is a priority for LeadingAge. Our members have pioneered innovations in care and services that have made a major difference in the lives of nursing home residents and their families.
However, current law has a severe penalty that causes nursing homes with fines over a certain level ($10,483 as of 2017) to automatically lose their ability to train CNAs for 2 years - even if the care deficiencies cited are unrelated to the nursing home’s CNA training program.
The loss of CNA training authority runs directly counter to the a nursing home’s ability to provide the highest quality of care. At a time of workforce shortages, this lockout can be a major barrier to improving and maintaining high quality of care. Tell Congress that now is the time to end the mandatory CNA training lockout!
Make Your Voice Heard
Please be sure to add your personal story to your message to Congress, especially if your organization has experience with this issue. If you are not experiencing a lockout you can still make your voice heard and your members of Congress will hear you.