Legislative Update

The legislative short session has been in full swing since January, and MHCA has been representing the priorities of long term care at the State House. 

Crucially, the supplemental budget has not been published yet. As rate reform continues to advance, we are advocating for ensuring residential care facilities and nursing homes are adequately reimbursed to sustain quality care across the state. 

Recent highlights include MHCA supporting a bill to empower nurses to more readily delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel and helping advance through the Health and Human Services Committee a bill to establish a blue ribbon commission on studying the status and future needs of long term care in Maine. 

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