For years, North Dakota has had a moratorium on the number of allowable beds for long-term care facilities.
It’s part of the state’s efforts to keep people at home longer – and out of nursing homes.
An effort to remove the moratorium failed in the House.
Rep. Robin Weisz (R-Hurdsfield) says under current state law, you can open up a new facility – but you have to purchase bed capacity from another existing facility. Weisz says there is a skilled care facility in Underwood that closed – and the beds were moved to Bismarck.