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CS/SB 184 — Aging Programs

by Appropriations Committee and Senator Book

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee (CF)

The bill moves rule making authority for certain programs from the Department of Elder Affairs (DEA) to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). These programs include hospice care, assisted living facilities, adult family care homes, and adult day care programs. Currently both agencies develop rules, while licensing and inspection is solely performed by the AHCA. The bill makes no substantive changes to the requirements of these programs.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0