The "Safe to Work Act," recently introduced in the US Senate by Senator Mitch McConnell, would allow nursing homes to escape accountability for negligent care that harms or kills nursing home residents.
This immunity would extend for five years and apply to all harm to nursing home residents, even if it is not related to COVID-19.
-Incalculable pain and suffering to nursing home residents - the Americans who have suffered the most during the COVID-19 pandemic.
-Elimination of one of the last remaining protections for nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
-A green light to nursing homes to provide substandard care.
Legal liability is a safeguard for nursing home residents and incentivizes homes to provide quality care and comply with laws and regulations.
Over 80,000 residents of long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Countless others have been harmed or lost their lives because of poor care and neglect.
Tell Congress to oppose the "Safe to Work Act" and that we will not tolerate care that harms our most vulnerable citizens.
You can click here to send an email directly to your representatives in Congress stating that you oppose immunity.