Federal Bill Seeks to Understand Impact of Staffing Agencies in Health Care

Ken BellLTC News

Skilled Nursing News (06/08/2022) – While some see staffing agencies as more than a necessary evil for nursing homes amid industry-wide staffing shortages, lawmakers and industry advocates continue to push for more oversight and regulation over how these companies operate in the space.

Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota introduced the Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act, a bill that would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study on the effects hiring agencies have had across the health care industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Full story »