Take Action: Tell Congress to End Mandatory Certified Nursing Assistant Training Lockout

Current law has a severe penalty that causes nursing homes with fines over a certain level ($10,483 as of 2017) to automatically lose their ability to train CNAs for two years - even if the care deficiencies cited are unrelated to the nursing home’s CNA training program.   

The loss of CNA training authority runs directly counter to the a nursing home’s ability to provide the highest quality of care. At a time of workforce shortages, this lockout can be a major barrier to improving and maintaining high quality of care. 

We are encouraging Congress to amend federal law to make a nursing home’s loss of nurse aide training discretionary rather than mandatory, and to allow training authority to be restored once a nursing home has corrected care deficiencies. 

CLICK HERE to tell Congress that now is the time to end the mandatory CNA training lockout! 

Please be sure to add your personal story to your message to Congress, especially if your organization has experience with this issue. If you are not experiencing a lockout, you can still make your voice heard and your members of Congress will hear you.

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