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Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham has paid Republican Gov. Rick Scott's office $1,200 for public records related to 14 nursing home patient deaths after Hurricane Irma.

Health Care Spending, Regulations Confront Lawmakers

Dec 27, 2017
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Battles over health-care spending and regulation of Florida's vast health-care industry are likely to command a great deal of time and attention when the Florida Legislature convenes in January for its annual session.

Lawmakers are again expected to engage in a tug-of-war about what type of regulations should be in place for health-care facilities, but a main focus will be on Florida's strained safety-net health program at a time of tight state finances.

Florida's Medicaid program already costs $26 billion and covers an estimated 4 million people.

New Generators Headed To Veterans' Nursing Homes

Dec 20, 2017

The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs is buying new generators for three of its long-term care facilities after legislative leaders approved $3 million for the purchase.

Thusday on Sundial:  Nursing homes in Florida have been in the national spotlight due to the tragedy at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where 12 patients died as result of a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma.  

The next Florida legislative session is quickly approaching and on file are numerous bills that address many issues regarding nursing homes. The Sun Sentinel’s Dan Sweeney, who covers the  Legislature and statewide political issues, joins the program to talk about the future of standards and practices in assisted-living facilities in the state.

Nursing Home Asks Congress Not To 'Rush To Judgment'

Nov 21, 2017

Contending that media reports have been inaccurate and sensationalized, attorneys for The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills nursing home asked that a congressional committee avoid any “rush to judgment or invitation to usurp the judicial branch” about findings of guilt, innocence, liability or wrongdoing.

Just under three months ago, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration took nursing home inspections off its website, according to the Miami Herald.

Letters Rachet Up Nursing Home Regulatory Fight

Nov 19, 2017

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who has consistently bemoaned unnecessary regulations on businesses, is escalating a legal and regulatory feud with the state's long-term care industry.

Group Sues Over Access To Veterans Nursing Home

Nov 19, 2017

A disability-rights organization has filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs, contending the group was improperly prevented from having access to a state veterans nursing home.

AHCA Seeks To Block Deposition In Nursing Home Case

Nov 19, 2017

The state Agency for Health Care Administration asked a judge Friday to shield a high-ranking agency official from being deposed in a legal battle about revoking the license of a Broward County nursing home.

FPL, Broward Battle Nursing Home Subpoenas

Nov 17, 2017

Arguing they should not have to turn over documents, Florida Power & Light and Broward County have been battling subpoenas from a Hollywood nursing home where residents died after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air-conditioning system.

State Pitches Revamped Nursing Home Requirements

Nov 16, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott's administration is proposing a new, permanent pair of emergency power rules for nursing homes and assisted living facilities that differ from controversial emergency rules unveiled in September, but long-term care providers still have concerns.

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities must have a generator that can run the air conditioning starting Tuesday. If not, they risk a $1,000 dollar a day fine.

State regulators say 21 nursing homes are not following new rules put in place after residents died in a South Florida nursing home.

Uncertainty Surrounds Generator Rules Amid Appeal

Oct 31, 2017

Long-term care providers are receiving conflicting messages about whether they have to comply with a Tuesday deadline in a state attempt to require emergency generators, but an administrative law judge says he doesn't have the power to help clear up questions.

Broward Nursing Home License Case Slated For January

Oct 31, 2017

An administrative law judge will hold a multi-day hearing in January about a state move to revoke the license of a Broward County nursing home where residents died after Hurricane Irma.

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