Thursday, 24 June 2021 13:26

Stefanik Cosponsor of Essential Caregivers Act

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) is among nine co-sponsors of the bipartisan Essential Caregivers Act - a bill to protect residents of long-term care facilities and allow them to access up to two designated essential caregivers during a public health emergency. 

Specifically, the bill, H.R. 3733, designates up to two individuals who can be designated as an Essential Caregiver by a facility resident in the event of a public health emergency. These Essential Caregivers are required to follow the same safety protocols as facility staff during visitations and can assist in developing treatment plans, communication with medical professionals, and advocate on behalf of the patient.

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