September 26,2003

Grassley, Waxman Seek Halt to New Nursing Home Feeding Regulation

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Committee on Finance, and Rep.Henry A. Waxman, ranking member of the Committee on Government Reform, today asked theHealth and Human Services Department to reconsider implementing a new regulation that will allowa new category of low paid, little-trained workers to feed nursing home residents.

The text of the Grassley-Waxman letter to the Health and Human Services Department can be viewed in the printer-friendly version of this release.