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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Facilitating Virtual Visitation for Nursing Home Residents Act of 2021

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure communications accessibility for residents of skilled nursing facilities during the COVID-19 emergency period.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/02/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
02/02/2021Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means02/02/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/02/2021)

Facilitating Virtual Visitation for Nursing Home Residents Act of 2021

This bill provides statutory authority for certain requirements with respect to the rights of residents in Medicare skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Specifically, the bill requires SNFs to provide residents with reasonable access to a telephone and the internet and to inform residents of such access and of any policy changes regarding external visitors.

Additionally, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must issue guidance to help SNFs ensure that residents have access to televisitation during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).