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In-Depth: NY bill sets minimum staffing levels for nursing homes

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Created: May 05, 2021 06:36 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) —A bill that could increase staffing in nursing homes is now heading to the governor's desk, so News10NBC is taking an In-Depth look at what it will do.

If signed off by the Governor, nursing homes would be required to meet minimum staffing levels of nurses and other health care staff. Facilities would have to provide an average of three-and-a-half hours of nursing care per resident, per day.

A provision in the state budget already requires nursing homes to spend 70% of revenue on direct patient care. The new rules would go into effect in January.

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