Fla. Bill Would Increase Nursing Home Oversight

Law360, Miami (November 14, 2017, 9:07 PM EST) -- Two Florida lawmakers filed legislation Tuesday that would codify an emergency rule requiring nursing homes to install backup generators, increase scrutiny of facilities, and force utilities to prioritize restoration of power to these facilities after outages.

Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, and Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, filed companion bills that would change the regulatory structure and investigatory processes for these facilities, in an effort to prevent another tragedy like the one at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Broward County, where 13 residents died due to dangerously high temperatures in the nursing home after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Related Sections