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2015 Florida Statutes

SECTION 37
Residents; contribution to support.
F.S. 296.37
296.37 Residents; contribution to support.
(1) Every resident of the home who receives a pension, compensation, or gratuity from the United States Government, or income from any other source of more than $35 per month, shall contribute to his or her maintenance and support while a resident of the home in accordance with a schedule of payment determined by the administrator and approved by the director. The total amount of such contributions shall be to the fullest extent possible, but, in no case, shall exceed the actual cost of operating and maintaining the home.
(2) The administrator may, if there is room, admit to residency in the home a veteran who has sufficient means for his or her own support, but is otherwise eligible to become a resident of the home, on payment of the full cost of his or her support, which cost and method of collection shall be fixed from time to time by the administrator.
1(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), each resident of the home who receives a pension, compensation, or gratuity from the United States Government, or income from any other source, of more than $105 per month shall contribute to his or her maintenance and support while a resident of the home in accordance with a payment schedule determined by the administrator and approved by the director. The total amount of such contributions shall be to the fullest extent possible, but, in no case, shall exceed the actual cost of operating and maintaining the home. This subsection expires July 1, 2016.
History.s. 14, ch. 92-80; s. 17, ch. 98-16; s. 11, ch. 2014-53; s. 22, ch. 2015-222.
1Note.Section 22, ch. 2015-222, amended subsection (3) “[i]n order to implement Specific Appropriations 554 through 563 of the 2015-2016 General Appropriations Act.”