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Long Term Care Association requests more than governor's budget provides


December 24, 2018

As Gov. Doug Burgum presented his budget plan that includes a 1 percent increase in funding for nursing homes in each year of the 2019-21 biennium, nursing home facilities are seeking a 3 percent increase to help with staff recruitment and retention, benefits and building maintenance and employee health insurance.

Shelly Peterson, president of the North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA) warns that residents of nursing home facilities will be negatively impacted if the level of state funding included in Gov. Doug Burgum’s 2019-21 budget proposal is approved by the 2019 Legislativ...

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