Senator Rachel May’s Statement on Nursing Home Report from New York Attorney General

Senator May Speaking on the Senate Floor

"I want to thank the Attorney General for her careful investigation of nursing home practices and outcomes in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The top line conclusions confirm the disturbing details of what we learned anecdotally in our hearings last summer. I have authored or cosponsored legislation to address many of these issues, including the long-term care workforce, transparency and oversight in nursing homes, and the problem of for-profit nursing homes diverting funds from essential items like PPE and staffing into profits. The sad statistics in this report should make us all redouble our efforts to protect older New Yorkers, push for DOH transparency, and to make sure the vaccine reaches every nursing home resident and staff member as soon as possible."


Find the press release and full report from New York's Attorney General HERE.