American Health Care Association et al. v. Becerra et al.

Docket No.
District Court
Texas Northern


  • Declaration that regulatory provisions are unlawful
  • Vacate regulatory provisions and enjoin enforcement

Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiffs allege that a federal regulation imposing minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes violates the Administrative Procedure Act. Low staffing levels in nursing homes have been linked to poor quality care, patient safety violations, and other problems such as higher rates of antipsychotic use.

Potential Impact:

The inability for federal agencies to address minimum staffing requirements in nursing homes could increase the risk of residents receiving unsafe and low-quality care within such facilities.

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