Missouri residential care, assisted living, intermediate care and skilled nursing facilities would be required to grant resident requests to use electronic monitoring devices in their rooms, with certain conditions, under two bills recently introduced in the state House of Representatives. It's not the first time, or even the second, that the legislation has been considered.
A bill introduced in Virginia, if passed as written, would increase the amount in civil penalties that assisted living communities would face for not complying with the terms of their licenses.
As 2017 began, the minimum wage increased in 19 states. It will increase in two more in July. Several cities hiked their hourly rates as well, although one state prohibited cities from enacting rates that exceed the state level.