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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXX
SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 429
ASSISTED CARE COMMUNITIES
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F.S. 429.55
429.55 Consumer information website.The Legislature finds that consumers need additional information on the quality of care and service in assisted living facilities in order to select the best facility for themselves or their loved ones. Therefore, the Agency for Health Care Administration shall create content that is easily accessible through the home page of the agency’s website either directly or indirectly through links to one or more other established websites of the agency’s choosing. The website must be searchable by facility name, license type, city, or zip code. By November 1, 2015, the agency shall include all content in its possession on the website and add content when received from facilities. At a minimum, the content must include:
(1) Information on each licensed assisted living facility, including, but not limited to:
(a) The name and address of the facility.
(b) The name of the owner or operator of the facility.
(c) The number and type of licensed beds in the facility.
(d) The types of licenses held by the facility.
(e) The facility’s license expiration date and status.
(f) The total number of clients that the facility is licensed to serve and the most recently available occupancy levels.
(g) The number of private and semiprivate rooms offered.
(h) The bed-hold policy.
(i) The religious affiliation, if any, of the assisted living facility.
(j) The languages spoken by the staff.
(k) Availability of nurses.
(l) Forms of payment accepted, including, but not limited to, Medicaid, Medicaid long-term managed care, private insurance, health maintenance organization, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, CHAMPUS program, or workers’ compensation coverage.
(m) Indication if the licensee is operating under bankruptcy protection.
(n) Recreational and other programs available.
(o) Special care units or programs offered.
(p) Whether the facility is a part of a retirement community that offers other services pursuant to this part or part III of this chapter, part II or part III of chapter 400, or chapter 651.
(q) Links to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program website and the program’s statewide toll-free telephone number.
(r) Links to the websites of the providers.
(s) Other relevant information that the agency currently collects.
(2) Survey and violation information for the facility, including a list of the facility’s violations committed during the previous 60 months, which on July 1, 2015, may include violations committed on or after July 1, 2010. The list shall be updated monthly and include for each violation:
(a) A summary of the violation, including all licensure, revisit, and complaint survey information, presented in a manner understandable by the general public.
(b) Any sanctions imposed by final order.
(c) The date the corrective action was confirmed by the agency.
(3) Links to inspection reports that the agency has on file.
(4) The agency may adopt rules to administer this section.
History.s. 17, ch. 2015-126.