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2009 Florida Statutes

Residents; contribution to support.
Section 296.37, Florida Statutes 2009

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.

History.--s. 14, ch. 92-80; s. 17, ch. 98-16.