The Biden Administration has proposed new minimum staffing requirements that will require nursing homes to have a registered nurse on site 24/7 and to provide three hours of care per resident per day.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services, which announced the proposed rules last week, is stipulating that out of the three hours of required care per resident, per day, 0.55 hours must come from registered nurses.

According to an estimate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, nearly three quarters of the estimated 15,500 nursing homes in the US will need to increase staffing in their facilities to comply with the new staffing minimum, which is the first update in federal nursing home staffing regulations since 1987.

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