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Some Flexibility Seen in Florida Nursing Home Generator Order

By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration posted a rule outlining steps that nursing homes that are facing circumstances beyond their control could take to receive a variance from the governor's September order that nursing homes have generators installed within 60 days, according to an article on The Capitolist website.

The agency said it still expects nursing homes to comply with Gov. Rick Scott’s order to have generators installed within 60 days, despite posting the notice.

“This does not repeal or modify the requirements of the Emergency Power Plan Rule,” the statement said.

The statement said the agency still expects most nursing homes to comply with the emergency order, but will grant waivers in certain circumstances.

Read the article.

This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.






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