Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Governor-approved legislation clarifies resident referral process

Governor Scott's recent approval of HB 787 will have a positive impact on the referral process for persons seeking senior care and services options. Effective July 1, 2012, the new law clarifies that certain referral and marketing services that help consumers find appropriate care and housing options do not violate statutes as long as the referred consumers are not Medicaid recipients and/or the referring agent or employee identifies themselves as representing the assisted living facility (ALF). HB 787 also green lights monetary rewards for facility residents that may refer a friend. FHCA's ALF members only may click here and review s. 429.195, F.S. for full regulatory guidance on this new exemption.

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