Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1396
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Judiciary (Braynon) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 191 and 192
    4  insert:
    5         Section 3. Subsection (1) of section 400.151, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         400.151 Contracts.—
    8         (1) Effective October 1, 2011, the presence of each
    9  resident in a facility shall be covered by a state-approved
   10  contract, executed by the licensee and the resident or his or
   11  her designee or legal representative at the time of admission or
   12  prior thereto and at the expiration of the term of a previous
   13  contract, and modified by the licensee and the resident or his
   14  or her designee or legal representative at the time the source
   15  of payment for the resident’s care changes. Each party to the
   16  contract is entitled to a duplicate original thereof, printed in
   17  boldfaced type, and the licensee shall keep on file all
   18  contracts which it has with residents. The licensee may not
   19  destroy or otherwise dispose of any such contract until 5 years
   20  after its expiration or such longer period as may be provided in
   21  the rules of the agency. Microfilmed records or records
   22  reproduced by a similar process of duplication may be kept in
   23  lieu of the original records.
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   26         And the title is amended as follows:
   27         Delete line 18
   28  and insert:
   29         definitions; amending s. 400.151, F.S.; requiring the
   30         presence of each resident in a nursing home facility
   31         to be covered by a state-approved contract after a
   32         specified date; providing an effective date.