TO: FHCA Members
Today, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) released modifications to the proposed permanent generator rule for nursing homes. FHCA is pleased with the updated rule language, which includes several recommendations we offered to the administration and AHCA over these past weeks. FHCA appreciates the Governor and agency staff for listening to our concerns and developing a final rule that gives providers flexibility as they work to meet the goal to keep residents safe and cool during emergency events.
The updated rule, which can be found here, will be posted for 21 days. If there are no challenges to the rule, it will be promulgated and, upon ratification by the Legislature, will take effect. This means ratification must be done by March 7, the close of the 2018 legislative session.
The administration is also working on modifications to the assisted living facility proposed permanent rule. We will continue keeping members updated as more information becomes available.
Rules 59A-4.1265, Emergency Environmental Control for Nursing Homes, requires nursing homes to prepare a detailed plan addressing emergency power that will supplement its Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and includes the following:
Alternate Power Sources
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