Winter Legislative Conference Next Week – Don’t Sit on the Sidelines

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Members are reminded to register for the 2013 Winter Legislative Conference scheduled for February 12 & 13 at the Omni Richmond Hotel.   The one constant providers can count on in health care is change!  As we enter a new year, long term care providers face unprecedented challenges in the delivery of care to increasingly frail and sick resident populations.  In this year’s General Assembly Session, legislators are addressing Virginia’s budget needs and other measures affecting nursing and assisted living facilities.  Proposed legislation before the 2013 General Assembly could potentially add additional regulatory burdens to the post-acute and long term care sector.  

Time has been set aside on Tuesday morning to visit legislators to make our voices heard within the political and policy arena. We urge members to make appointments now to meet with their Delegate and Senator – face-to-face meetings are one of the most effective options for delivering our message about the critical need for adequate funding for long term care.