Advocacy in Action

  • LeadingAge New Jersey Urges Lawmakers to Consider CNA Reciprocity

    June 26, 2018
    On June 21, 2018, President & CEO James W. McCracken wrote to Senator Joseph Vitale, chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee and Assemblyman Herb Conaway, chair of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, urging both lawmakers to consider legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (LD-30) and Assemblyman Daniel Benson ... [more]
  • President & CEO Jim McCracken Testifies before the Senate on CNA Ratio Legislation

    May 23, 2018
    On May 21, 2018, President & CEO James W. McCracken testified before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee opposing Senate Bill S-1612, a bill that mandates certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing ratios in nursing homes.  LeadingAge NJ Board Chair and Administrator at the Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Toni Lynn Davis, joined McCracken ... [more]
  • LeadingAge New Jersey Testifies on CNA Ratio Legislation

    May 14, 2018
    On May 18, 2018, President & CEO James W. McCracken testified before the Assembly Human Services Committee opposing Assembly Bill A-382, a bill that mandates certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing ratios in nursing homes. “I can say with confidence that our mission-driven members are committed to serving the highest quality care to their residents and share a ... [more]
  • Bill Expediting Senior Facility Entrance Fee Refunds Advances

    March 9, 2018
    LeadingAge New Jersey’s President & CEO, James W. McCracken, testified before the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on Monday, March 5, in of bill A-2747. As a result, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz agreed today to substitute A-880 for A-2747. A-880 would have required CCRC’s to refund the refundable portion of an entrance fee within one year. A-2747 requires CCRC’s to ... [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]


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