CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Con.Res. 244 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, March 19, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) on March 2, 2010.
H.Con.Res. 244 would resolve that the House of Representatives (with the Senate concurring), Congress:
• "Supports the designation of a National Day of Recognition for Long-Term Care Physicians; and
• "Supports the goals and ideals of a National Day of Recognition for Long-Term Care Physicians."
According to the resolution's findings, a National Day of Recognition for Long-Term Care Physicians is designed to honor and recognize physicians who care for an ever-growing elderly population in different settings, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, hospice, continuing care retirement communities, post-acute care, home care, and private offices.