VOYCE works to improve the quality of long-term care for all Missourians through our systemic advocacy. We seek to be a catalyst for change by lifting the voices of vulnerable long-term care residents and ensuring they have a seat at the table of legislative decisions. VOYCE’s Mission, Vision, and Values guide our legislative priorities. VOYCE believes that we can promote quality living across the long-term care continuum when we all come together.
We’ve provided updates on bills that we are following in both the Missouri House of Representatives and the Senate.
Sponsor: Ed Lewis (R-06)
Summary: Provides liability immunity to long-term care facility providers for harm to residents during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Liability immunity will weaken oversight and protection of long-term care residents.
Sponsor: J. Eggleson (R-02)
Summary: Removes an employer’s ability to issue a mask-mandate for their employees. Prohibits discrimination or penalizing of employees who chose to abstain from wearing a mask.
Sponsor: Mark Ellebracht (D-17)
Summary: Specifies that an individual may be charged with voluntary manslaughter of an older adult or person with a disability if the abuse significantly contributed to the victim’s suicide.
Sponsor: Raychel Proudie (D-73)
Summary: Establishes a seven-year cap for reporting abuse, bullying, or neglect of an adult with a disability.
Sponsor: Yolanda Young (D-22)
Summary: Creates a constitutional amendment to expand voter eligibility to persons age 18+ who do not have legal guardianship of themselves.
Sponsor: Bill White (R-32)
Summary: Provides liability immunity to long-term care facility providers for harm to residents during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Liability immunity will weaken oversight and protection of long-term care residents