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Long-term care association decries state’s proposed staffing requirement as ‘unfounded, unfunded, unattainable’

A proposed regulation that calls for Pennsylvania skilled nursing facilities to increase minimum direct staffing hours from 2.7 hours per resident per day to 4.1 would require 7,000 new workers and result in approximately $400 million in new costs, Pennsylvania Health Care Association President and CEO Zach Shamberg testified Wednesday to the state Senate Aging & Youth and Health & Human Services Committees.
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