Support Nursing Home Reform

02/17/2009 | Nursing Home Neglect

HOUSE BILL 318…

COMES UP FOR A VOTE

IN THE HOUSE HEALTH & WELFARE COMMITTEE

THIS THURSDAY FEB. 19

AT NOON IN ROOM 169

OF THE CAPITOL ANNEX

IN FRANKFORT

 

THIS IS THE BILL THAT WILL REQUIRE

ALL NURSING HOMES IN THE STATE

TO POST THEIR RATING

BY THE NEW FEDERAL FIVE-STAR RATING SYSTEM

IN A PROMINENT PLACE IN THEIR FACILITY.

 

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO

TO HELP GET THIS BILL PASSED AND

OUT OF THIS COMMITTEE AND ON TO

A VOTE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.

 

1.  Call 1-800-372-7181 and ask the operator to send a message to the members of the House Health & Welfare Committee telling them that you want them to vote for HB 318.

 

The members of the Health & Welfare Committee are:

 

Rep. Tom Burch, Louisville (chair)

Rep. Bob DeWeese, Louisville (vice chair)

Rep. David Watkins, Henderson, (vice chair)

Rep. John Arnold, Sturgis

Rep. Scott Brinkman, Louisville

Rep. John "Bam" Carney, Campbellsville

Rep. Robert Damron, Nicholasville

Rep. Brent Housman, Paducah

Rep. Joni Jenkins, Shively

Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, Louisville

Rep. Reginald Meeks, Louisville

Rep. Tim Moore, Elizabethtown

Rep. Darryl Owens, Louisville

Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo, Lexington

Rep. Susan Westrom, Lexington

Rep. Addia Wuchner, Burlington

 

2.  If you are a constituent of any of these, be sure to tell them that in your message.

 

3.  Follow up your call with a brief e-mail to each of them.  You can get their e-mail address by going to

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/whoswho/email.htm

 

4.  Attend the meeting yourself.  Come early and meet every committee member telling him or her you would like their vote for HB 318.  Don't be bashful.  Legislators are very nice people and will be happy to talk to you.

And if you can, thank them afterwards for their support.

 

5.  Call me if you have any questions……

BERNIE VONDERHEIDE

KENTUCKIANS FOR NURSING HOME REFORM

1530 Nicholasville Road

Lexington, KY  40503

 

Tel:  (859) 312-5617