OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Conway, D-South Tacoma, has been tapped to serve as the Senate’s representative on Washington’s newly formed Work Group on the Assessment of Need for Nursing in Long Term Care Settings.

The work group will assess the need for nurses in long-term care settings and make recommendations regarding worker recruitment, training and retention challenges for long-term care providers in the sectors of skilled nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities and adult family homes.

The group is scheduled to present its assessments and recommendations to the governor by Dec. 15.