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Bill runs counter to ‘groundbreaking’ assisted living licensure laws, industry representatives say

Elder care advocates and some lawmakers are supporting a “far-reaching” bill introduced in the Minnesota legislature that would increase state oversight of assisted living communities. But industry representatives say the proposed legislation runs counter to groundbreaking licensure laws achieved through a collaborative process involving many layers of stakeholders.
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Coronavirus toll on state revenues could spill over

As a coronavirus-caused recession continues to take hold, state and local governments are being forced to cut back support to schools, health programs and other support services, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The implication for senior living and care operators: Medicaid and other funding support might get squeezed.
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AHCA / NCAL asks federal government to extend public health emergency, prioritize assisted living for COVID-19 vaccine

The federal government should extend the public health emergency declaration beyond July 26 and prioritize assisted living communities and nursing homes when a COVID-19 vaccination becomes available, American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living said Monday in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar.
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