Continuing Care Omnibus Policy Bill Passes

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday, the Minnesota Senate unanimously passed bi-partisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kent Eken (DFL – Twin Valley) to address several issues related to long-term care in Minnesota.

“Elder care has been one of my biggest priorities, from my days in the House to now. This legislation makes several important changes to state law that are going to make sure that elderly people in these care situations are getting the support they need,” said Senator Eken, chief author of the bill.

The legislation makes several changes to state statute. Many of the changes are aimed at making sure elder care facilities are adequately staffed and managed, with provisions included to make it easier to address problems facing nursing homes.

“This legislation is going to make it easier for the elderly in nursing homes in Minnesota. This is an issue that goes across party lines, and that’s why I am so happy that both sides of the aisle were able to support getting this legislation passed,” said Eken.

For more information on this bill, or to discuss any other legislative concerns, Sen. Kent Eken can be reached by phone at (651) 296-3205 or email by


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