Advocacy in Action

  • Bill Expediting Senior Facility Entrance Fee Refunds Advances

    March 9, 2018
    LeadingAge New Jersey’s President and CEO, James W. McCracken, testified before the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on Monday, March 5, in of bill A2747. As a result, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz agreed today to substitute A880 for A2747. A880 would have required CCRC’s to refund the refundable portion of an entrance fee within one year. A2747 requires ... [more]
  • LeadingAge National Approves Public Policy Priorities for 2018

    February 2, 2018
    The LeadingAge national board of directors earlier this week approved their Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy Priorities for 2018. (pdf) The priorities were adopted using a new process led by the Public Policy Committee and developed in consultation with state executives from each LeadingAge affiliate. The 2018 priorities are classified as either: LEAD (maximum organizational effort ... [more]
  • HHS Proposes Conscience Protection Enforcement Framework

    January 26, 2018
    In a proposed rule published in today’s Federal Register, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) seeks to delegate to its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) responsibility for effectuating existing statutory conscience rights in health care settings through outreach, technical assistance, compliance reviews, complaint investigations and various enforcement tools. As noted above, the regulation does ... [more]