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A bill filed in March would assure nursing homes have emergency power for disasters

A bill filed for the regular legislative session in March would assure nursing homes have emergency power for disasters and other emergencies. St. Martin Parish Senator Fred Mills is the bill’s sponsor. He says MOST nursing homes are already taking care of this. He further explains by saying, “This bill just makes it mandatory and spells some guidelines out of alternative sources of energy in the event of a catastrophe or energy loss.”

Mills says he brought the bill after talking with the nursing homes industry, which wishes to be proactive in avoiding another tragedy like last summer at a warehouse in Tangipahoa Parish.