Texas governor signs ‘three strikes’ for nursing homes into law

Senate Bill 304 was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on June 19, intending to hold nursing homes accountable for violations of regulations, according to Concho Valley Homepage on June 23.

The president of AARP Bob Jackson said that, although the legislature could have gone further to protect the state’s elderly population, SB 304 is a step in the right direction. SB 304 was authored by Sen. Charles Schwertner (Republican of Georgetown) and institutes a three-strike rule for nursing home regulation violators. Under the provisions of SB 304, a nursing home licensed by the state shall have its license revoked once it violates nursing home regulations three times within a two-year timeframe.

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