DRW Supports Governor’s Veto of Bill Reducing Training for CNAs

Three CNA students gathered around a table, studying

DRW has issued a press release in support of The Governor’s veto of 2019 SB 103, a bill that would have reduced the training requirements for Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) from 120 hours to 75 hours.  DRW appreciates the desire to solve the workforce problem and is grateful to policy makers who are trying to address it. However, while the bill may have been a well-intentioned effort to aid in alleviating the care taker workforce crisis, Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) was concerned that it could also lead to unintended long-term consequences which would diminish the quality of care and not necessarily result in a significant increase the CNA workforce numbers.