Fla. Appeals Court Upholds Nursing Home Generator Rule

By Carolina Bolado (October 19, 2017, 8:59 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Thursday denied three petitions requesting review of an emergency rule giving nursing homes and assisted living facilities 60 days to install generators capable of providing four days of backup power.

In a two-sentence order, Florida's First District Court of Appeal consolidated and denied the three petitions for review of the emergency rule that was issued Sept. 16, after residents of a Broward County nursing home died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

The appeals court said it would issue an opinion explaining its reasoning at a later date. Judges Harvey L. Jay and M. Kemmerly Thomas...

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