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CMS withdraws proposal requiring LTC facilities to afford spousal rights to same-sex couples

CMS withdraws proposal requiring LTC facilities to afford spousal rights to same-sex couples

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has withdrawn a 2014 proposed rule that would have required long-term care facilities to recognize and ensure rights for same-sex marriages, according to a notice published Tuesday.

Agencies offer resource for improving LGBT inclusion

Agencies offer resource for improving LGBT inclusion

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Many older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults residing in long-term care facilities do not feel safe being open about their sexual identities, experts say.

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