Georgia Legislature protects seniors by expanding CNA Registry

During the 2016 Legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill that will allow the already existing CNA Registry to now accept complaints about CNAs in all settings. Previously, the Registry maintained by the Department of Community Health (DCH), only accepted complaints on licensed CNAs working in licensed facilities. Beginning July 1, 2016 DCH will have to respond to complaints on CNAs that work in home and community based settings. In addition, DCH will also have to make the Registry more prominent and easy to find on their website since the tool is accessible to the public as well as employers of CNAs. This is a big step in protecting seniors from caregivers that have a history of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of vulnerable populations. You can read the full bill here.