Today we applaud Representative Larry Ahern and Senator Eleanor Sobel for their tireless dedication to craft responsible legislation that takes important steps toward fixing Florida’s ALF regulatory system. The Florida Legislature today passed House Bill 1001 by Rep. Ahern/Sen. Sobel, which is an excellent step toward promoting ALF accountability without imposing unnecessary regulatory burdens. At the same time, this important legislation will preserve resident quality care and a level of independence these individuals expect from their ALF home.
The passage of HB 1001 is not only important for our state's current and future senior citizens, but also will properly bolster the reputation of the dedicated assisted living professionals and staff who go to work each day with a focus on quality for the residents under their care.
Florida Health Care Association represents a core group of assisted living communities that are extremely proactive when it comes to quality improvement initiatives, and we're grateful to them for their continued advocacy throughout this process.