Signature teams turned out strong last week for our lobby day in Frankfort in partnership with KAHCF. We met with legislators and discussed key issues impacting our business in the Commonwealth and had some really incredible conversations pertaining to legislative priorities such as SB7 introduced by Senate President Robert Stivers which restores arbitration between employer/employees that has now passed in Senate and has moved over to the House.
We met with House Majority Leader John “Bam” Carney, discussing HB210 which would require inspectors with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to let nursing home management attend their interviews with employees during inspections. and requires inspectors to sign a newly crafted confidentiality agreement barring them from revealing information to anyone outside of the cabinet about what they witnessed during nursing home inspections.
Representative Chad McCoy discussed with us his recently introduced Certificate of Merit bill which similar to Tennessee requires an Expert Witness declarations when filing lawsuits.
As advocates for our residents, stakeholder and communities, it was a huge success and an honor for SHC stakeholders to meet with their elected officials and share concerns and discuss key issues and we so appreciated the time they spent with us.