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Wayne County: New state law goes into effect- how will it impact local nursing homes?

New York State has begun enforcing a 2021 state law affecting nursing homes, announced Governor Kathy Hochul on April 1.

The law, approved under former Governor Andrew Cuomo, established a minimum staffing requirement for nursing homes. Local leaders- including those in Wayne County- and healthcare worker advocates across New York have questioned the feasibility of the new standards, according to Wayne Times.


The law states that 70% of a nursing home’s revenue must be spent on direct resident care and a minimum of 40% must be spent on staffing.

Currently, Wayne County Nursing Home & Rehab Center has 166 residents, but the facility will have to bring that number down to 155 residents under the state law.

Due to new regulations, rehabilitation patients at the County Nursing Home may have to leave the facility after receiving care. There is no plan to remove nursing home residents, however, there will be no new admissions from hospitals or families.

County Administrator Rick House said the Wayne County Nursing Home has been financially stable for years, though this may not be true of some private facilities in the county.



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