State Senate Democrats are poised to approve a package of nursing home accountability bills on Monday — taking matters into their own hands with Gov. Andrew Cuomo under fire for the coronavirus’ deadly toll in the facilities under his watch.
Expected to clear the upper chamber Monday, the 10 bills were introduced earlier this month with the goal of reforming nursing home protocols on matters including fatality reporting, patient-to-staff ratio and visitation standards.
“The tragic situation in our nursing homes remains a heartbreaking reminder of the toll this pandemic has taken and has made it clear that real reforms are needed,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
“The Senate Majority is taking action to deliver meaningful results by increasing transparency and raising the standard of care provided at these facilities,” continued the Yonkers Democrat. “I commend the bill sponsors for their work and I am proud that we are passing