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SB 896: Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities


Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities; Requiring the Florida Public Service Commission to ensure that public utilities effectively prioritize the restoration of services to certain health care facilities in the event of emergencies; establishing an Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman within the Department of Elderly Affairs to administer the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; requiring the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to conduct unannounced quality-of-care evaluations of certain health and long-term care facilities; requiring nursing homes to allow residents, and certain individuals on their behalf, to monitor the residents’ rooms through the use of electronic monitoring devices, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/14/2017 Senate • Filed
12/4/2017 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 69
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 68
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy