Nursing home staffing bill passes R.I. Senate

THE STATE SENATE approved raising Rhode Island's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. But many businesses remain opposed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring a set number of hours of daily care for nursing home residents and a pay raise for certified nursing assistants has been approved by the state Senate. The Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Care Act (2021-S 0002) sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, now heads to the House, where…

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