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I-1029 licensing long term care providers
http://unused.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/initiative-1029-increasing-requirements-to-be-a-long-term-care-provider/

Why I will be voting NO on I-1029.

I probably won't be posting links here to my other vote rationales there. It's just that I have recent direct experience with the issues in these two initiatives. If you give a rip why I am voting for Obama or Gregoire etc. you'll just have to follow that blog for a short while.
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evillinn From: evillinn Date: October 27th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been struggling with this one, for many of the reasons you touch on here. I have decided to vote "no" because of the family issue. I think that the initiative is touching on something important, but I don't think its the right initiative. I'd like to see another attempt at the language with less restrictions on the family, and more flexibility in the training required that would reflect the level of care given....erm. or something. I'm not entirely sure. But I don't think this reflects what many people need when put in this position.

I wanted to mention, too, that this sentence is confusing. I don't know if you care to go back and edit, but wanted to mention it, just in case:

"If I can’t afford to hire people who have the minimum legal qualifications, I would absolutely have to hire them myself, and I wouldn’t be reporting them either."
gkr From: gkr Date: October 27th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what I get for writing late at night.

Should have said "have to minimum legal requirements through an agency or similar". Or something similar. I'll have to go fix that.
gargoylettelc From: gargoylettelc Date: October 27th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a tough one. Flip side, as I see many a hired caregiver on a daily basis... Some could seriously use some sort of training, as they often lack common sense, or miss big red flags. I also don't disagree with what you've said either. It's hard to hire someone if you're on a fixed income.
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