Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nursing Home Certificate of Need Bill on the Move in Senate

Today, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services passed SB 268 by Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-21). This is the companion to HB 287 by Rep. Frank Artiles (R-118) which will provide incentives to allow for renovation or replacement of Florida’s aging facilities and movement of nursing home beds to match Florida's changing demographics. 

HB 287 passed unanimously out of the House last week; the Senate companion has one final committee stop before it is ready to be heard on the Senate floor.

“With this bill, seniors in need of nursing facility care will have a high-quality setting that promotes person-centered care.," said Emmett Reed, FHCA Executive Director.

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