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Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes announcement
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:39 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 3494

 CMS’s Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has announced it is accepting ideas and suggestions from the public until 5pm Friday, July 17. The Commission began meeting in early July; it is tasked with conducting a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home response to the COVID-19 public health emergency in order to inform current efforts to safeguard the health and quality of life of nursing home residents, and prepare for future threats to resident safety and public health. 

Members of the public have the opportunity to provide their perspectives based on their experience with nursing homes. Comments are limited to 500 characters.  To submit your thoughts, go to:
In addition to this option, the public can choose from 3 other ways to engage: 1) submitting a research article; 2) indicating their interest in the well-being of residents and providing their contact information; or 3) indicating their interest in the well-being of staff and providing their contact information.

Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:50 AM
Joined: 7/23/2019
Posts: 3

I'm sorry I missed this earlier but I did reach out to my senator and representatives in early May with my concerns (I got a very compassionate, thoughtful response from my senator, and nothing from my representatives). I would have loved to have known about this avenue-shoot! I hate being so disorganized. Please feel free to give me shout outs whenever something like this comes up. I'll try to do better.