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As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state's nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Generator Issues Continue To Confront State, Industry

Jan 9, 2018

Requiring nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to install generators after the deaths of residents at a Broward County nursing home continues to be an outstanding issue as lawmakers head into the 2018 legislative session.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham has paid Republican Gov. Rick Scott's office $1,200 for public records related to 14 nursing home patient deaths after Hurricane Irma.

Judge Sets Hearing On Generator Rules

Jan 2, 2018

An administrative law judge has scheduled a three-day hearing in challenges to proposed state rules that would require nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to have generators and fuel supplies to keep buildings cool during power outages.

State Faces Another Challenge On Generator Rules

Dec 22, 2017

The state faces another legal challenge to a pair of proposed rules requiring long-term care providers to have access to 96 hours of backup emergency power to keep buildings cool during electricity outages.

Assisted Living Group Challenges Scott's Generator Rule

Dec 19, 2017

A statewide long-term care association has challenged a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott's administration to make permanent a controversial rule that requires assisted-living facilities to have generators and enough fuel to provide 96 hours of backup power.

Agencies Reissue Emergency Generator Rules

Dec 19, 2017

A pair of emergency rules requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators and fuel supplies to keep temperatures at 80 degrees for at least 96 hours have been reissued by Gov. Rick Scott's administration, even though they were invalidated by a state administrative judge in October.

Nursing Home Generator Costs Estimated At $186 Million

Dec 4, 2017

Health care regulators say it will cost Florida nursing homes more than $186 million to comply with a requirement to install generators and have 96 hours of fuel to be able to cool their facilities.

Gov. Rick Scott's mandate that all assisted living facilities have generators and 96 hours of backup fuel will cost the industry about $280 million, according to estimates published Wednesday by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

Nursing Home Asks Congress Not To 'Rush To Judgment'

Nov 21, 2017

Contending that media reports have been inaccurate and sensationalized, attorneys for The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills nursing home asked that a congressional committee avoid any “rush to judgment or invitation to usurp the judicial branch” about findings of guilt, innocence, liability or wrongdoing.

Tax Break Proposed For Standby Generators

Nov 21, 2017

A Senate Republican on Monday proposed providing a property-tax exemption for permanently installed generators used to provide power when electricity goes out.

Letters Rachet Up Nursing Home Regulatory Fight

Nov 20, 2017

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who has consistently bemoaned unnecessary regulations on businesses, is escalating a legal and regulatory feud with the state's long-term care industry.

Nursing Homes Seek State Money For Generators

Nov 14, 2017

Florida's largest nursing-home association has one question as the 2018 legislative session approaches: Will the state help foot the costs of generators at nursing homes?

Some Nursing Homes Erroneously Targeted On Power Rules

Nov 13, 2017

Six nursing homes were erroneously included in an announcement Wednesday by Gov. Rick Scott's administration that 23 nursing homes had not complied with an edict about having generators to keep residents safe.

Lawmakers Eye Hurricane Health Care Issues

Nov 13, 2017

Though she's concerned that emergency rules requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators and 96 hours of fuel supplies were vague, a leading House Republican said Thursday that state health-care agencies should move ahead with implementing a pair of permanent rules.

State regulators say 21 nursing homes are not following new rules put in place after residents died in a South Florida nursing home.

Fate Of Generator Requirement Unclear In Legislature

Nov 3, 2017

Though Gov. Rick Scott wants to require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators and enough fuel to cool their buildings for 96 hours, legislative leaders on Thursday didn't publicly commit to supporting such a mandate.

Two groups representing nursing homes and assisted living facilities want a Florida appeals court to block the actions of the administration of Gov. Rick Scott.

Uncertainty Surrounds Generator Rules Amid Appeal

Oct 31, 2017

Long-term care providers are receiving conflicting messages about whether they have to comply with a Tuesday deadline in a state attempt to require emergency generators, but an administrative law judge says he doesn't have the power to help clear up questions.

$5 Million A Year Proposed For Health Care Generators

Oct 26, 2017

A House Democrat on Wednesday proposed offering $5 million a year in matching grants to help health-care facilities add backup power systems.

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