Recent Developments on Nursing Home Disclosure Requirements: Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act is Reintroduced for 2009

The Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act (the “Act”) has returned – Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) have reintroduced the Act, which, in part, proposes to enhance the transparency of nursing facility ownership and increase government oversight into the quality and operations of nursing facilities. The Act had previously been introduced by both Senators in February 2008, but failed to get past the Senate Committee on Finance before the last Congressional session. As a result, it was subsequently cleared from the books, but was reintroduced last month for a second try.

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