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FHCA Statement on Legislature Passage of Nursing Home Generator Rule

Statement from FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed on Passage of House Bill 7099

"FHCA applauds Florida lawmakers for passing legislation that prioritizes the care and comfort of the residents in our state's nursing homes. The Legislature’s ratification of the nursing home generator rule is another important step to ensuring Florida remains a leader when it comes to taking care of our seniors, especially during disasters. We appreciate the Legislature, Governor Scott and the Agency for Health Care Administration for allowing us to be part of the discussion and considering our recommendations as this rule was developed. Our priority has always been to strengthen emergency procedures so the focus remains on the well-being of residents and the emergency planning that ensures their safety. We look forward to the Governor signing this legislation into law."

Kristen Knapp, APR
Florida Health Care Association
850-701-3530 or kknapp@fhca.org